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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. Our mission is to engage our community to build a vibrant, healthy, and equitable City.


The Neighborhood Project (TNP)

To review TNP presentation at the Open House on December 12th: PRESENTATION CLICK HERE



Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) Class in Burlington 

Essential Maintenance Practices class to be held Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall. The class is free, but you must reserve a spot to participate. If you’d like more information or to enroll in the class, please contact Beth Awhaitey or 865-5323.


Business Ownership Succession Seminar

A free business ownership succession planning seminar will be offered on Wednesday, March 28 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Contois Auditorium in Burlington's City Hall. In this seminar, you will learn how to choose a path for ownership succession in your business. We will take a close look at four different ways of selling a business: to an outsider, to family members, to managers or to the larger group of employees. Lynn Silva of The Silva Group and Don Jamison of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) will give an overview of the mechanics of the most common ownership transition models. Dave Mount, founder of Westaff, will tell a live story of how he transitioned the company to family members. 

Sponsors of the event are the City of Burlington's Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Development Corporations of Vermont, the Vermont Small Business Development Center, the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association and the Vermont Employee Ownership Center. Funding is provided by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. To register, please follow this link. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Career Fair

The career fair on February 21st was a success! There were over 200 job seekers and 50 employers in attendance.  Thank you to everyone who participated! 

To see a list of employers that are still hiring, click HERE


Burlington Underground Review Committee


The Burlington Underground Review Committee will be meeting on February 8, 2008 at 9:30AM in Room 12 City Hall (ground floor) 149 Church Street, Burlington VT. 


Burlington Underground Review Committee Notice Feb 8


Burlington Community Weighs in on Strategies and Tools for Neighborhood Stabilization

As part of The Neighborhood Project, Burlingtonians had an opportunity to provide their input on a number of potential strategies and programs for neighborhood stabilization at an Interactive Community Open House on Tuesday.  The potential tools and strategies include:

  • Enhancing quality of life initiatives
  • Containing and slowing down conversion of single family homes to rentals
  • Converting selected primarily student rental properties to non-student housing while maintaining affordability.

For those who were unable to attend the Interactive Community Open House, please go to the link below to see ‘Findings and Potential Strategies and Programs for Neighborhood Stabilization’ and provide feedback via the survey link.

Mayor Weinberger Announces Winners of First Mayor's Prize to Support Entrepreneurship

Left to right:  Justin Wicks,; Dennis Moynihan, BTV Ignite; Noelle MacKay, CEDO; Carmen Tall, Women's Small Business Program; Mayor Weinberger; David Mears, Vermont Law School; Gwen Pokalo, Center for Women & Enterprise; Gillian Nanton, CEDO; Greg Huysman, Opportunities Credit Union; Brooke Gillman, eSecLending. 

On December 14th, the Mayor announced the winners of the first Mayor's Prize for Entrepreneurship, an initiative launched in early October to increase support for entrepreneurs in Burlington. 

To see the full press release, including background information on the Mayor's Prize, click here.  For questions, please contact Gillian Nanton at


CEDO's Burlington Lead Program Receives $2.9M HUD Grant to Reduce Lead and Home Health & Safety Hazards in Homes in Burlington and Winooski 
(CEDO) Burlington Lead Program was awarded $2.9 million in program funding, one of only 28 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant recipients in the nation. As part of the award, CEDO will also receive $400,000 in Healthy Homes grant funds that will leverage the Lead Program’s presence to reduce other housing-related health hazards. The Burlington Lead Program is now accepting applications for Burlington and Winooski properties. To apply and/or learn more information about lead-based paint or other home health hazards, call CEDO’s Burlington Lead Program at 802-865-LEAD or visit
More information about Mayor Miro Weinberger’s press conference with CEDO Director Noelle MacKay and representatives of the federal delegation is available here.
Burlington Inclusionary Zoning Report

On January 31, 2017, a draft evaluation report on Burlington’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance was presented to the Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization (CDNR) Committee. The evaluation represents the first detailed review of the City’s 26-year-old Inclusionary Zoning policy, one of the proposals contained in the 2015 Housing Action Plan.  The report includes numerous findings and recommendations and will be the subject of further debate and discussion in the weeks and months ahead. A working group is being established to review and consider the recommendations contained in the report. 

The City and CDNR Committee would like to thank all those who participated in the January meeting and invite further comment on the draft IZ evaluation report. Comments may be sent via email to Gillian Nanton, Assistant Director, Sustainability, Housing & Economic Development, CEDO at  Learn more about Inclusionary Zoning at the City’s dedicated page here.

The full draft IZ report can be found here

Presentation slides of the IZ report can be found here.

Burlington Lead Program


As #btv property owner Eric Lafayette tells it, working with the Burlington Lead Program "is a no-brainer." By enrolling with us, this building also qualified for the Healthy Homes program. As a result, this property is getting new windows, interior and exterior paint jobs, new flooring and more! Thanks Eric, for taking part in the Burlington Lead Program and for sharing your story. #btvlead


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 /