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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.

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The Neighborhood Project (TNP): We Want Your Thoughts!

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

The Neighborhood Project Survey: FOR SURVEY CLICK HERE

The deadline for responses to the survey is Friday, February 16, 2017


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

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Intent to Request the Release of Funds

On or after Friday, February 2, 2018 the City of Burlington, Vermont will submit a request to the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL-93-383), to undertake a project known as Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf Accessibility Upgrades and Two Story Addition for the purpose of renovating the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.  To read the full Notice of Intent to Request the Release of Funds please click here.  

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


Programmatic Agreement Available for Public Comment

Attached please find the proposed Programmatic Agreement (PA) among Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer, Burlington Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO), and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for the Administration of the Vermont Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This Programmatic Agreement is modeled after the agreement in place for the Vermont Community Development Program within the states's Agency of Commerce and Community Development.The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) and Burlington CEDO have examined the necessary processes and procedures related to the CDBG program in preparation of this Programmatic Agreement. The City of Burlington is posting the proposed PA and making it available for public comment along with contacting subgrantees with whom we partner on CDBG funding to receive input or feedback from them. Public comment will be available for 45 days until January 2, 2018 and comments accepted to Marcy Esbjerg,

Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) Class in Burlington 

More information about other EMP classes in Vermont, can be found here

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 /