Community Resilience Organization (Resilient Hartford)

Resilient Hartford: a Community Resilient Organization


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Kye Cochran, Chair
    Term Ends November 30, 2023
  • Dylan Kreis, Vice Chair
    Term Ends November 30, 2023 
  • Laura Simon
    Term Ends November 30, 2023
  • Michaela Lavelle
    Term Ends June 27, 2026
  • Earl Hatley
    Term Ends April 4, 2025
  • Carolyn Hooper
    Term Ends October 17, 2025


  • Jon Bouton, Conservation
  • John Reid, Planning Commission
  • Lynn Bohi, Energy Commission
  • Ally Tufenkjian, Selectboard


Mission Statement

Build a stronger, more cohesive, and self-reliant community that is better prepared to face environmental, economic, and social challenges by engaging community members, organizations, and businesses throughout Hartford to work together.

Resilient Hartford's main focus has been local food production and developing a community Food Forest in Clifford Park. The goal is to make the Food Forest and Abenaki Garden sustainable, with many engaged volunteers.

Food Forest Tree Planting 062523 FlyerClifford Park Food Forest Project

Resilient Hartford, a town commission of volunteers committed to making Hartford a more resilient community, is working with the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department on a plan to develop a portion of Clifford Park into a food resource for neighbors of the park and Hartford residents. Two local soil/permaculture consultants, Cat Buxton and Karen Ganey have been hired to assist Resilient Hartford in developing a design for the food forest, conduct community workshops and guide a community process to make this town food resource a reality. The project will be phased and take a few years to complete. Community input is vital to the success of the project. Resilient Hartford is seeking volunteers to work on the design, build soil, select plants, and plant and maintain the food forest. We hope you will consider getting involved. 

More information on the Clifford Park Food Forest

2019 Potato Festival

Potato Fest was on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The culmination of a summer-long potato growing contest between the five villages of Hartford, Potato Fest gathered together the participants in a day of celebration of all things potato. Resilient Hartford planned Potato Fest to engage town residents in growing their own food and to begin to think about community food sufficiency. Check out this video produced by CATV about Potato Fest. We'll see you next year!