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Monthly Meeting Notes – October 11, 2018

Project Vision Meeting Notes
October 11, 2018

Welcome by Joe Kraus, first time visitors.
Take five minutes to introduce yourself to someone you have not met and learn something about that person.

Mayor David Allaire’s Report

  • Working on City Budget
  • Annual “Dancing With The Rutland Stars” was held on October 6 at the Paramount Theater; fundraiser for “Kids On The Move”.
  • Reunion of Satin & Steele band was held at the Paramount Theater; fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club. Recognition of Lifetime achievement for Billy Comstock, musician and educator, who was an original member of Satin & Steele.

Police Chief Brian Kilcullen’s Report (delivered by Cmdr. Matt Prouty)

  • Police Dept. has 2 openings
  • Vision Center has some new participants from social service agencies on 2nd floor of Police Dept.
  • Please watch your speed when driving on Killington Ave., which is on The Bus route and also school bus route
  • If you want to get updates from Project Vision, please request to be added to PV ListServe. Email Cmdr. Matt Prouty at


  • Dick Mallory from Rutland Habitat for Humanity: Construction of energy efficient home on Griswold Drive is about 2/3 completed. There are volunteer build days on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They are looking for an occupant for the Griswold Drive home. If you know someone who might qualify, please contact Habitat for Humanity ( It is an interest free mortgage, which is typically less than rent.
  • Nanci Gordon, from 2-1-1 for Rutland and Bennington Counties is offering training courses or information sessions. The 2-1-1 is an information referral service (human services portal), which is funded by United Way Rutland. 2-1-1 partners with emergency management agencies in Vermont. If you are interested in scheduling Nanci Gordon to speak, see website for more details (
  • Teresa Miele from Rutland Regional Workforce Investment Board – 2 jobs posted for RRWIB (
  • Caprice Hover from United Way: 2nd Annual Guns and Hoses fundraiser event for United Way. Also, 10% of proceeds will go to charity of choice for Rutland Fire Dept. and another 10% of proceeds go to charity of choice for Rutland Police Dept. For more info, check website (
  • Marble Valley Players: Performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the West Rutland Town Theater on October 18, 19, 20 and 21. For more inforation check website (

Breakout Sessions

  • Crime and Safety
  • Community Health
  • Building Great Neighborhoods


Community Health

  • Next meeting next Tuesday in the Vision Center at 1030 working on next years outcomes.
  • Evergreen Open Access Model for Intake
  • Voc Rehab will be at Turning Point 11/8 1000
  • PSA Flu Shots
  • Homeless Prevention Center has an event on 11/3
  • Recovery House opening up 10 long term beds.

Building Great Neighborhoods

  • NeighborWorks Event Pumpkin Carving
  • Rutland Free Library has space that is available.
  • Community Survey of Gaps (additional projects we may want to take on as a group)
  • Professional Dress for people who want to get back into the work force.
  • Rutland Maker Space will have a pumpkin carving event. Rutland for more information.
  • Wonderfeet Kids Museum Make something share something.
  • 117 Park Ave house almost done!!
  • Library Homelessness. Folks use the library during the day when the shelters are closed. Job Hunt
  • Helper Program help people navigate the online hiring process.
  • Highlighting our wonderful school systems. Make opportunities for us to brag about our great schools and living environment.
  • Use all different kinds of media to showcase our community
  • Sophomore Summit. Pictures and more information to come.
  • SUD/Employment Summit: Vermont Safety and Health Council


Next Meeting

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:30 pm at Alliance Community Fellowship by the Franklin, at the Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Rutland, VT.


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