The Montpelier Alive (MA) is an organization of business people, political leaders, and involved citizens dedicated to making downtown Montpelier an attractive and inviting place to work, shop, eat, and enjoy the city’s many cultural and natural attractions. MA is part of a network of designated downtowns across the state that strive to reduce sprawl and preserve our historic downtowns by making the downtowns vital and diverse community centers.
Montpelier Alive projects and activities make Montpelier a safer, cleaner, more attractive and vibrant place. These activities include:
- Organizing events and festivals such as First Night and Independence Day festivities; a yearly Green Up Day; a Brown Bag concert series, and the SculptCycle public art project
- Streetscape improvements such as installation of flower planters, street banners, benches, and trash and recycling receptacles. We also work to improve park areas in the City such as City Hall plaza.
- Business assistance through cooperative advertising, information sharing, networking, training opportunities, and one-on-one assistance.
- Promotional activities and advertising to bring people to downtown Montpelier.
Our mission and vision statements are:
Vision: Montpelier is a vibrant community center with a thriving downtown and unique sense of place.
Mission: To achieve our vision, Montpelier Alive will:
- Collaborate with Montpelier businesses, civic and governmental organizations and the wider community to enhance the city’s position as a preferred location for business.
- Focus on keeping Montpelier an accessible and pedestrian-friendly working downtown with aesthetically pleasing streetscapes and design.
- Support compact, land efficient development that enhances the city’s environment and preserves its historic character and unique sense of place.
- • Develop Montpelier as a center for social, cultural, retail and culinary experiences.
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Dana's volunteer connection with Montpelier Alive began a few months back when she volunteered to help out with First Night. She also did some graphic design work for e-mail newsletters and posters when Phayvanh contacted her through the Onion River Exchange (ORE) volunteer bank. (In exchange for the hours she contributes doing graphic design, she has used her ORE credits to arrange for things like pet sitting, haircuts, and top-to-bottom house cleaning. Check out Onion River Exchange at www.orexchange.org.) READ MORE HERE.
Greg Guyette has always lived within 10 miles of his current Montpelier home. Born and raised in Berlin, he is passionate about Montpelier and his work as president of the Montpelier Alive Board of Directors. In a five-question Q&A, Greg shares his thoughts about what makes Montpelier such a great place to live, his passions, and his favorite snowy day activity that you’ll never guess.To find out more about Greg: www.montpelieralive.org/greg-guyette
Join Montpelier’s Presidential Challenge to Walk or Roll 802 hours in the month of May 2013. Presidentschallenge.org
5/13-5/17- Way to Go Week
5/25- Family Bike Clinic and Ride, Montpelier High School 9am- Helmet fitting, safety instruction and practice in parking lot followed by an optional ride to 3-mile bridge & return on the Route 2 shoulder. Families with school-aged kids welcome.
5/27 – 5/31- On-Bike Safety Trainings for all Union Elementary School students in grades 4 and 5.
5/9 through 5/31: Walking Scavenger Hunt- Walk to 5 locations on the periphery of town and get punches on your Quest Card. Cards can be picked up a the five hunt destinations as of May 8th. Locations are Birchgrove Baking, Hunger Mt. Coop, Hubbard Park tower, North Branch Nature Center, and the VT State Info Center. Return punch cards to City Hall via mail or drop-off to be eligible for prizes!
5/14- Green Drinks- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
5/21-Promotions- 11:00 am-12:00pm
6/5- MBA- 8:30 am- 9:30am
6/10- Design- 5:15pm- 6:15pm
What else is happening? Find out HERE!
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39 Main Street
Montpelier, Vt 05602