2022 MRV Housing Summit | Oct. 12th

2022 MRV Housing Summit presentations, posters, video, photos, discussion group results, and summary can be found here. 


Lareau Farm Pavilion 48 Lareau Road Waitsfield, VT 05673

Free Registration Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mrv-housing-summit-tickets-413007044187

How can our community begin to address the complex issue of housing–on the individual, municipal, and Valley-wide levels?

Through a keynote presentation, a panel, breakout sessions, and interactive displays, the 2022 MRV Housing Summit, hosted by MRVPD, will provide education, ideas, methods, and honest conversation that will enable our community to move forward on the urgent issue of sustainable and equitable housing for current and future Valley residents.

Some of the questions and strategies that will be covered include:

  • What are the roadblocks to building new housing in the MRV?
  • What is “missing middle” housing?
  • What is “Smart Growth” and what does it mean for development patterns and locations in the MRV?
  • What steps have already been taken on addressing the housing crisis, and how can the community get involved in being part of the solution?
  • How are other rural communities in the state making strides on this issue in innovative and creative ways–through regulations, access to ARPA funds, and rehabilitation of old or vacant housing stock?
  • How can community members get involved in this topic?
  • Where do we go from here?

Most importantly, the summit will serve as a source of both inspiration and action as we tap into the power of coming together as a community to ask hard questions and seek a path forward.

  • Moderator:
    • Josh Hanford – Commissioner of Housing & Community Development, State of VT
  • Keynote:
    • Seth Leonard, Managing Director of Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Panel:
    • Darcy Lee, local resident of Mad Meadows
    • Kaziah Haviland-Montgomery, Project Manager for Real Estate Development, Downstreet
    • Jacob Hemmerick, Planning & Policy Manager, VT Department of Housing & Community Development
    • Katie Buckley, Director, Federal Funding Assistance Program, VT League of Cities & Towns
    • Seth Leonard, Managing Director of Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Event Sponsors:
    • Vermont Natural Resources Council
    • Mad River Valley Rotary
    • Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom
    • Downstreet Housing & Community Development
    • Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce
    • Northfield Savings Bank

2022 MRV Housing Summit