Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)
The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) is a department of the City of Burlington. We work with the community to foster economic vitality; preserve and enhance neighborhoods, quality of life and the environment; and promote equity and opportunity for all residents of Burlington.
CEDO Staff E-Mail Addresses Have Changed: The domain "@ci.burlington.vt.us" has been closed. The new domain is "@burlingtonvt.gov." Visit our Staff Directory for a complete list of current e-mail addresses.
Request for Public Comment: The City of Burlington is submitting its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report on the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds for the program year ending June 30, 2014 to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Copies of the Report are available beginning September 10, 2014, at the Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO), 149 Church Street, Room 32, City Hall, Burlington and at the link above. The public is encouraged to review the Report and to comment through September 25, 2014. A Public Hearing on the Report will be held at the City Council meeting of Monday, September 22, 2014, in Contois Auditorium, City Hall at 7PM. Comments will be heard at the Public Hearing on the Report and on housing and community development needs. Written comments can also be submitted directly to the Community & Economic Development Office at 149 Church Street, Room 32, Burlington, VT 05401 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or information on alternative access, contact Marcy Krumbine, CEDO, at 865-7171. [Read More]
Social Justice AmeriCorps Positions Now Available: The We All Belong Program is currently hiring individuals who are committed to social justice to serve as AmeriCorps members starting in September 2014. We are seeking individuals who are excellent communicators and can work across cultures to support the diversity and equity work in Burlington area non-profits, schools and city departments. [Read More]
SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate Burlington, the City's annual community recognition event, will take place on Monday, September 22, 2014, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the BCA Center. Recipients will be honored for the Herb Bloomenthal Award for Community Activism, Peter Clavelle Legacy Award, Herb Lockwood Arts Award, and Ken Schatz Award for Community Justice. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Burlington Receives Award: The City of Burlington is one of 19 recipients of the John Sasso Community Development Week Award presented at the annual National Community Development Association (NCDA) conference. [NCDA Press Release] [Video of Burlington's CD Week Activities]
Mayor Miro Weinberger Releases Downtown Housing Strategy Report: Report finds "Affordability Crisis" from limited housing supply, growing housing-wage gap; recommends strategies to create more livable, walkable, sustainable, affordable City. [Read Press Release] [Comment on Report]
Diversity & Equity Strategic Plan Completed: Over the last two years, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity worked to complete the City of Burlington Diversity & Equity Strategic Plan (the Plan), which was communicated to the City Council on June 23, 2014.
Climate Action Plan: Burlington understands that climate change can profoundly impact the health and well-being of our community and is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help ensure a sustainable future. Burlington's Climate Action Plan, first written and ratified by the City Council in 2000, and updated to include new target emission reduction goals and strategies to help reach those targets, is an important way to help shrink our collective environmental footprint while building a healthy and vibrant future. View Burlington's Climate Action Plan.
Parking in Burlington: The Department of Public Works, the Burlington Business Association, and the Community & Economic Development Office have been working for the last several months on a City-wide parking initiative approved by Burlington City Council in early 2013. This initiative aims to improve and update Burlington's parking system, which does not operate at optimal efficiency, is unresponsive to market demand, and is reliant on outdated technology. A 2011 study reported that 35% of parking spaces were vacant at peak times throughout the City of Burlington. We can do a better job of managing and fully utilizing our parking assets. In order for Burlington to remain vibrant and economically strong, we must address the parking problems that customers often report. To get the latest news on the parking initiative, visit http://www.bbavt.org/btvparking.
CEDO's programs are available to all people regardless of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, HIV positive status or genetic information. For information on the accessibility of CEDO's programs, contact us at 802-865-7144 / email@example.com.