Rural Caucus Seeks Public Input on Flood Recovery and Climate Mitigation

The Rural Caucus is taking the lead on flood recovery and resiliency, with public testimony this week dedicated to insights on how to aid rural Vermont after the devastating July floods. Businesses are encouraged to send policy recommendations to to help inform a proposal that the Vermont Chamber will submit on behalf of the business community.

In public testimony this week, the group heard proposals and perspectives from Vermonters on how the legislature can take the necessary steps to support flood-affected communities and ensure their future resilience. Looking ahead, it’s not a matter of if, but when, a catastrophic weather event will hit Vermont again. Business vitality is crucial to the well-being of Vermonters, and strategic resiliency measures must be central to rebuilding and future planning.