What is the Village Pilot?
• Professional assistance to planning for
• 12 towns responded to RFP, 2 selected
• Three Phases:
• Heart and Soul”
• Baseline Assessment and Inventory
Success! (At least it feels like it)
Decision-makers now support changes in
town planning and zoning to support new or
No one is opposed (yet)! Hundreds of
We’ve got maps!
Is that a trunk or a leg?
Who makes decisions around here?
Does anyone care?
What is a village anyways?
Can we get along?
How did we “key out” the elephant?
“Went slow to go fast”
All stakeholders encouraged- economic
Worked on the town’s terms, and in the right
Direct mail works!
Terrific professional engagement –
Chip Game and Discovery Process