Building a Stronger Bend

Building a stronger sense of neighborhood pride and commitment through protection of the Bend’s natural resources and historical structures, enhancing the community’s physical appearance, and supporting reasonable economic growth with increased housing stock.

About

The Bend Revitalization Initiative (BRI) was created in April, 2018 in response to concerns voiced by Bend residents at the March Town Meeting. A visioning process was conducted with about 25 Bend and other Greensboro residents. This led to the following BRI goals:

  • Support home improvement in the Bend and attract new housing stock (rentals or homes for sale)
  • Enhance the physical appearance of the Bend
  • Increase opportunities for community interaction
  • Attract economic development to the Bend and provide jobs
  • Seek funding for the above initiatives

The BRI is composed of Greensboro community members interesting in revitalizing the Bend. Our group includes longtime residents of the Bend, new residents, business owners, retirees, and young parents.

If you would like to get involved and join in the fun, let us know! We love getting new ideas and working to implement them!

The Bend Revitalization Initiative Steering Committee is comprised of the following members:

Dan Predpall, Chair – dpredpall@greensborovt.org

Hal Gray – haroldgray39@gmail.com
Nancy Hill – nancydhill@gmail.com
Ken Johnston – johnstonkj@myfairpoint.net
Mark Snyder – dustyboard@gmail.com

Contact Us:

If you would like to join us, or just want to talk, please contact us at:

bendrevitalizationinitiative@gmail.com

Or, call us…we are all in the phonebook!

Get Involved

Join us!

Your involvement will make a difference! No pressure! Just attend our meetings and listen. Suggest new ideas. Volunteer to take-on a task (a small one or a bigger one). Attend an event. Everyone is welcome! Join the the fun and support our progress!

Contact Us:

If you would like to join us, or just want to talk, please contact us at:

bendrevitalizationinitiative@gmail.com

Or, call us…we are all in the phonebook!

Projects

Our July, 2018 Block Party at the Bend Park was a giant success! We had many children, music, and tons of food for all.

Let’s plan an even bigger party in 2019!

Lauren Sopher, a UVM student, was engaged by the Selectboard, Greensboro Conservation Commission to conduct a PLACE Study of the Bend. A number of field activities were held in the summer and fall.

Her report will be available in December, 2018.


About a dozen residents participated in a landscaping event on Main Street in mid-October.