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Regional Collaboration

Regional Collaboration

This small, rural region shares visitors, services, incredible natural resources, and a strong sense of community. Businesses, non-profits, and communities work together across town lines to develop efficient and effective solutions to commonly shared challenges. We value broad participation and seek to include all voices.

Building a culture of collaboration and inclusion, creating shared leadership and regional solutions

Our work is guided by these strategic principles:

  • To have impact at an appropriate scale requires collaboration.
  • Shared leadership encourages diverse participation.
  • Cultivating a welcoming and inclusive community is foundational to effective collaboration.

Example Projects:

  • Convening joint meetings of the local selectboards to find collaborative solutions to shared challenges – including broadband infrastructure and waste and resource management.
  • Bringing people together across communities and sectors to implement all aspects of the Sustainable Tourism Plan.

Finding Our Way

Our work in 2021 - Immediate Strategic Actions:

Our work has identified immediate strategic actions, including:
  • Taking a regional approach to implementing our sustainable tourism plan and pledge.
  • Helping townships collaborate to find suitable shared solutions for infrastructure, waste management and resource management.
  • Cultivating a welcoming and inclusive community.

Our Operating Principles

  • The Mahoosuc Region, and our communities are not large or affluent enough to waste resources. Finding ways to collaborate and create efficiencies is good common sense.
  • We believe that future collaboration will be required to make real headway on implementing sustainable tourism and regional messaging and branding.