Ed Bove, Executive Director

Merchants Row - Opera House
P.O. Box 965
Rutland, VT 05702

Phone: (802) 775-0871
Fax: (802) 775-1766
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The Rutland Regional Planning Commission is a low-cost, high-value resource for the region’s 27 municipalities. We have lots of pans in the fire and eye to future. We care about our communities, with land use planning and economic development being the heartbeat of our work. Rutland region municipalities can count on the RRPC to provide the tools and information they need to make smart decisions about land use, permitting, economic development initiatives, energy, transportation, emergency management, natural resources and more. Upholding the Vermont way of life on a human scale is important. We achieve this by hearing and balancing local desires; educating citizens and partners about land use practices; and by working with towns, developers, and local partners to ensure that the best practices are implemented.

We love our region and want it to be the best. There’s a grounded, hometown feel to the Rutland region with its gorgeous main streets and fun, small-town vibrancy. There are designated downtowns and nearly fifteen designated village centers. The region is home to a new generation of local farms; Killington and Pico Resorts (and the World Ski Cup); a nationally recognized sustainability college; an American Revolution battlefield; Green Mountain National Forest and Taconic Mountains; the largest lake solely within Vermont, the largest marble quarry in the world; and the best farmer’s market in the state.  There are festivals in every season, a live local music and art scene; multinational talent; and an eclectic mix of stores and eateries. It’s a destination for all.

If you feel inspired to participate in local or regional planning or want to learn more about land use and our work, please visit us in The Opera House in Downtown Rutland.