Community Resilience Organization


The Committee currently has two openings. 

Please email Lana Livingston at for an application.

Meetings normally take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm.

Meeting Schedule here


Agendas and Minutes can be found in the Agenda Center


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.

Kye Cochran, Chair (11-30-23) Jon Bouton, Conservation
Dylan Kreis, Vice Chair (11-30-23) John Reid, Planning Commission
Laura Simon (11-30-23) Vacant - Hartford Fire Department
Victoria (Vikki) Chase (07-11-25) Lynn Bohi, Energy Commission
Vacant Selectboard Liaison - Ally Tufenkjian
Earl Hatley (04-04-25)  
Carolyn Hooper (10-17-25)  

If you wish to correspond with members by mail please address to 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT 05001

To leave a message please call 802-295-3075.

Clifford 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.  For more information on the Clifford Park Food Forest click the following link:

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!