Discover Pownal promotes the growth and development of Pownal’s local businesses, social organizations and outdoor recreation through outreach, education and community events.
We see Pownal’s social, cultural, and natural resources as assets worth promoting and sharing.
We believe in economic development that builds community and protects our natural environment.
We welcome new ideas, creative problem solving and collaborative partnerships.
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Discover Pownal developed out of the Empower Pownal Community Visit process, facilitated by the Vermont Council on Rural Development in 2017. Other Discover Pownal initiatives include recreation, small business and conservation efforts, all intended to strengthen community and economic development for the area.
In the very southwestern corner of Vermont and nestled in the Hoosic River Valley, Pownal is a gateway to all of the state lying to the north and the east. It is home to a beautiful river valley, lush agricultural lands and rolling hills populated with the great recreational opportunities that come with a diverse and scenic rural landscape. In addition to a favorable town infrastructure, Pownal is also rich in human resources, with an active and engaged citizenry who care deeply about the town and its future.
Founded by Shannon Barsotti and Jenny Dewar
We are in the process of registering Discover Pownal as a 501(c)3. We are thankful to Karen Gallese for offering on the behalf of Oak Hill to be our fiscal agent. However, we have decided to go another route. Stay tuned.
Pownal Business Network: Local Business Listings
River, Recreation, and Trails Task Force: http://pownal.info
Pownal Pride, Clean and Green: https://www.facebook.com/pownalgreenandclean/