In 2013 Wilmington received an official downtown designation from the state of Vermont’s Downtown Program. Wilmington is one of only 26 towns in the state to receive the official designation, which makes the town eligible for grant opportunities, tax credits and statewide funding to help in the lengthy recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. This is a federal program designed to revitalize main streets and help downtowns survive urban sprawl.
Leading the charge to bring back our town, a group of local citizens has formed Wilmington Works, a nonprofit committee which will oversee the downtown designation and work to improve the vitality of the Village. Led by chairpersons John Gannon and Lisa Sullivan, Wilmington Works has focused on the following mission:
"To build, improve and support a vital downtown that benefits the entire Wilmington community."
This page is for organization members, committee members, visitors and community members to use in order to stay engaged in our mission.