Together For Progress Advocates for Vibrant Community

The Burlington Business Association has partnered with a group of prominent local organizations to create Together For Progress, a new initiative which aims to address several key issues facing Burlington.

“There are several excellent proposals being discussed by the Great Burlington community right now and we want to show our support for those projects that align with our mission as well as raise awareness about their benefits,” said BBA Director Kelly Devine. “We believe the Burlington area can maintain its character while it evolves into an even more vibrant place to work, live and raise a family.”

In addition to the BBA, Together For Progress will be bolstered by fellow anchor members AARP Vermont, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and Local Motion.

The group has already started advocacy efforts on behalf of the Burlington Town Center redevelopment and will also look to raise awareness for the importance of initiatives outlined in:
  • The ECOS Plan
  • Plan BTV Downtown and Waterfront
  • Plan BTV Walk/Bike Master plan
  • Downtown Parking and Transportation Plan

“We need to create more affordable housing, more downtown office space, more opportunities for locally owned business in all areas of the city and continue the progress we’ve made over the past decade.” said Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce President Tom Torti.

People can learn more about the organization as well as sign a petition is support of the Burlington Town Center redevelopment at

The Together for Progress Anchor Partners are:

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