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802-865-7144 /
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Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)

Room 32 City Hall / 149 Church Street / Burlington, VT 05401
802-865-7144 /
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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.


The Burlington Lead Program is offering an EMP class in Contois Auditorium inside Burlington City Hall on Wednesday, August 26th at 5:00 pm. Space is limited, so please contact Lauren Pyatt at or 865-5323 to sign up.

Community Feedback on the Police Chief Search: Input from the public session on April 28 is available here

Revised Housing Action Plan:  The most recent revision to the Draft Housing Action Plan is available here.  This version incorporates comment from the City Council's Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization (CDNR) Committee on March 24. Previous versions are available here and here for reference.  The plan was under discussion by the CDNR from November to January, and the revised version reflects comments received and provided by that Committee. You can view public comments received on the earlier and revised versions here.

The We All Belong program: Currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program, launching in September.  Read the full Program Announcement. Is your organization looking for support to be more inclusive and better serve Burlington’s changing demographic?  We All Belong is a program hosted by CEDO to support organizational change. It is a year-long program to help organizations develop equitable and inclusive systems. The program has been running since 2010 and supported  more than 28 nonprofits and government offices through a unique package of supports.  Please contact Marcella Gange at if you are considering this program for your organization.

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 2015.  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]

Burlington Town Center Public Input Tool Live!  Please visit our new web page for public engagement and the latest news on the Burlington Town Center Redevelopment process.

Burlington Lead Program Awarded $3.4 Million Grant:  On September 30, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced grant awards under the federal fiscal year 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Burlington was awarded a $3.4 million grant as one of 20 communities under the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant program. We understand that HUD received 16 applications from among the 6 New England states and only 6 were selected for funding. These funds will allow the Burlington Lead Program to address lead-based paint hazards and other substandard housing conditions in 160 units over the next 3 years. For more information or to enroll your property in the program, please call 865-LEAD or go to  [Press Release] [HUD Press Release]



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 /

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