Dear Vermonters & Partners:

The Local Support and Community Action Team of the Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force needs your help prioritizing high impact ideas and actions identified by diverse stakeholders for COVID-19 recovery.

Please share your views in this quick survey on or before Tuesday, May 12th.

We also encourage you to forward this survey to your peers and network, indicating the May 12th deadline.

Coordination, connection and collective action to prioritize and implement Vermont’s best ideas are the keys to a swift recovery, achieved together.

Thank you,
The Local Support and Community Action Team

Paul Costello, Team Chair & Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, State of Vermont
Oliver Olsen, Former Legislator & Director, Workday, Londonderry
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Rich McSheffrey, Co-owner, Cornerstone Restaurant Group, Montpelier
Ed Vilandrie, Founder, Altman Vilandrie & Company, co-owner Kingdom Taproom, Peacham
Sarah Waring, Vice President for Grants and Community Investments, Vermont Community Foundation
Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission
Nick Richardson, President, Vermont Land Trust
 
For survey assistance, contact jacob.hemmerick@vermont.gov.

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* 1. Participant Information

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* 2. If you represent an organization, what is its category?

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* 3. If you represent and organization, what is its primary service area?

PRIORITIZATION OF HIGH IMPACT COVID-19 RECOVERY IDEAS
Recovery ideas are grouped into similar themes below.   For each grouping, identify the top HIGH IMPACT ideas you think would make the biggest difference for recovery.

Consider HIGH IMPACT as ideas that:
  • Support and sustain impacted businesses, services, individuals and communities
  • Expand inclusive opportunities and equity for affected and vulnerable populations 
  • Address unmet needs and fill gaps in recovery efforts
  • Accelerate consumer spending and the movement of capital
  • Can show measurable results
If you are unsure how to answer or short on time, you do not have to identify your top priorities in each group to submit the survey.  You may skip groupings.

(The sequence of the ideas listed below are randomized for each survey taker.)

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* 4. TOURISM & MARKETING INITIATIVES.  Select up to three (3)

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* 5. LOCAL ECONOMY & BUY LOCAL.  Select up to three (3)

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* 6. HOUSING, HOUSEHOLDS & HOMELESSNESS.  Select up to three (3)

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* 7. COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SECTOR. Select up to five (5)

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* 8. BUSINESS & WORKING LAND ENTERPRISES. Select up to five (5)

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* 9. TELECOMMUNICATION & THE DIGITAL DIVIDE. Select up to three (3)

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* 10. EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT & SECURITY. Select up to five (5)

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* 11. HEALTHCARE. Select up to three (3)

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* 12. GOVERNMENT. Select up to five (5)

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* 13. FOOD SYSTEMS & HUNGER. Select up to three (3)

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* 14. From the ideas listed above, are there one (1) to three (3) ideas you think would have the most impact overall?  If yes, copy and paste them here.

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* 15. Are there any additional high-impact ideas for recovery missing from the ideas above? If yes, share them here.

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* 16. Finally, if the virus were to re-surge and re-closures occur, what would you need to be ready?

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* 17. Thank you for your time.  If you have any other comments for the Task Force, please share them below.

Stay up-to-date on immediate updates for businesses, individuals, and communities by visiting the Agency of Commerce & Community Development’s Recovery Resource Center, and subscribing to the COVID-19 newsletter. If you haven’t already done so, please share ACCD’s business impact assessment form -- a separate survey on impacts to individual businesses. The Agency of Commerce and Community Development wants to hear from all Vermont businesses impacted by the response to the COVID-19 virus.

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