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CEDO / City Hall Room 32
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.

What's New:

CEDO Staff E-Mail Addresses Have Changed:  The domain "" has been closed.  The new domain is ""  Visit our Staff Directory for a complete list of current e-mail addresses.

Burlington Business Fair:  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Contois Auditorium in City Hall
Participants can pick up permit applications, talk to brokers about commercial space, and set up appointments with insurance agents, lawyers, accountants and more.  There will also be two workshops, one on exploring business ownership and the other on marketing.  Barrio Bakery will have coffee and pastries for sale.  All are welcome.  Help spread the word!  Hosted by CEDO, the Small Business Administration, and CVOEO. 

Nominations Now Being Accepted:  Submit your nominations for the annual Herb Bloomenthal Community Activism Award and the Peter Clavelle Award.  The deadline is August 15, 2014.  [Read More]

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 ReportReport 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.

We All Belong Seeks Program Participants:  Currently seeking organizations for the 2014-15 We All Belong program. Create a more inclusive workplace and make changes in your organization to better serve your clients. Consider participation in the We All Belong program;  a unique organization change program that includes cultural competency training, coaching and AmeriCorps support.  [Read More]

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




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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