Vision & Mission

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The Montpelier Downtown Community Association, Inc., dba “Montpelier Alive”, is a non-profit corporation with a mission to enhance the quality of life for people who live, work and visit Montpelier by helping the downtown and adjacent areas develop into the 21st century as a vital and diverse community center for retailing, cultural and entertainment activities, education, recreation, business and professional services, dining, government and residential use. The Board of Directors has recently developed a five-year strategic plan to provide a solid vision and sustainable direction for the organization, its members, staff, and volunteers. 

Montpelier serves as the economic, social, and cultural center for the central Vermont area. Being the State capital and the home to a wide array of administrative and regulatory agencies, it is also the political center for the entire State. Montpelier was one of the first municipalities in Vermont to obtain a Downtown Designation from the State of Vermont.

Montpelier is a vibrant community center with a thriving downtown and unique sense of place.

To achieve our vision, Montpelier Alive will:
  • Collaborate with Montpelier businesses, civic and governmental organizations and the wider community to enhance the city's position as a preferred location for business.
  • Focus on keeping Montpelier an accessible and pedestrian-friendly working downtown with aesthetically pleasing streetscapes and design.
  • Support compact, land-efficient development that enhances the city's environment and preserves its historic character and unique sense of place.
  • Develop Montpelier as a center for social, cultural, retail and culinary experiences.