About Us

The Mad River Valley Planning District was created in 1985 by the Towns of Fayston, Waitsfield and Warren. The Purpose of the Planning District is to "carry out a program of planning for the future of the Mad River Valley. The planning program shall be directed toward the physical, social, economic, fiscal, environmental, cultural and aesthetic well being of the member Towns and its inhabitants." Review the Articles of AgreementMOU Sugarbush

The Planning District currently has a full-time Executive Director and a part-time Planning Coordinator. The District is governed by a Steering Committee that consists of a Selectboard Member and a Planning Commission member from each of the three-member Towns, a business representative from the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce, and a non-voting representative from Sugarbush Resort. The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) has a non-voting ex-officio seat. The three towns and Sugarbush fund the Planning District equally.

Steering Committee Members

Meetings are generally held the third Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Wait House, 4061 Main Street, Waitsfield and the public is welcome to attend. Agendas will be posted to the website prior to each meeting.

Here is a 30 year retrospective of MRVPD's planning, collaboration & capacity building in the MRV.