Downtown Development Board

The Vermont Downtown Development Board is chartered by 24 V.S.A. § 2792 and it administers the Downtown Development Act. The Board supports the preservation and enhancement of Vermont’s distinctive landscape of compact centers surrounded by rural land with policies and programs including the state designation programs, rehabilitation tax credits and grants. The members of the Downtown Board represent a variety of state agencies, organizations and communities.

Board Members

  • Katie Buckley (chair), designated by the Secretary of Commerce and Community Development
  • Michele Boomhower (vice-chair), designated by the Secretary of Transportation
  • Jen Mojo, designated by the Secretary of Natural Resources
  • Michael Desrochers, designated by the Commissioner of Public Safety
  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer
  • Patricia M. Sears, appointed by the Governor, representing the Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • Thomas Torti, appointed by the Governor, representing the VT Association of Chamber Executives
  • Gabrielle Ciuffreda, designated by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Michael McDonough, appointed by the Governor, representing local government
  • Liz Gamache, appointed by the Governor, representing local government
  • Chip Sawyer, designated by the Vermont Planners Association
  • Donna Casey, designated by Chair of the Natural Resources Board
  • Tasha Wallis, designated by the Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies

Next Downtown Board Meeting 

Monday, November 17, 2017 @ 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
The Downtown Board meets every 4th Monday of the month, unless otherwise specified, at the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Calvin Coolidge Board Room, 6th Floor, National Life Building, Montpelier.

Agenda, including links to supporting materials. 
Meeting Minutes 
Directions to National Life 
Parking at National Life

Contact Us

Chris Cochran, Director
Community Planning and Revitalization
802-595-5410

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501