Waterbury Long Term Community Recovery (LTCR)

The 2011 spring flooding in Vermont was exacerbated on August 28th, when Tropical Storm Irene dumped eight inches of rain in a 12-hour time period. Waterbury was uniquely impacted, with the flooding of over 200 homes and businesses, including the state office complex and the Vermont State Hospital. Over 1,500 state employees were displaced, seriously jeopardizing the community's economic sustainability.

In the aftermath of the disaster, Waterbury community leaders recognized the need for the community to come together and create a path toward recovery. The Waterbury community began the process of developing a long-term recovery plan, in November 2011 with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Long-Term Community Recovery (LCTR) Team.


Final Report of the Long Term Community Recovery Steering Committee - click here
Final Environmental Assessment for State Office Complex (October 2012) - click here
Final Findings of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment (Sept. 25, 2012) - click here
LTCR Projects Update (January 2013) - click here
Long Term Community Recovery Plan - click here
Long Term Community Recovery Steering Committee Guidelines - click here
Project Sheets with contact names (April 2012) - click here
LTCR Project Matrix (February 2012) - click here
Lessons Learned from Six Weeks of Research on the Response to Irene (July 2012) - click here

Upcoming Meetings

  • The LTCR Steering Committee meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30pm at Steele's Block (46 South Main Street - 2nd floor). 
  • Waterbury Select Board Meetings, 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00pm at the Main Street Fire Station.

Times and meeting locations are subject to change. Please call the municipal office to confirm (244-8447) or check the Municipal calendar.

In the News

"Vermont State Office Complex Demolition to Begin" (Fox 44 News, May 29, 2013

"Gov. Shumlin and Secretary Miller announce grants to replace municipal buildings destroyed by Irene"   (State of Vermont website, May 13, 2013)

"FEMA OKs work on Irene damaged offices in Waterbury"  (WCAX May 8, 3013)

"Waterbury winterfest celebration"  (WCAX Video January 15, 2013)

"A flood of expenses"  (Waterbury Record December 20, 2012)

"New grants for Waterbury"  (Waterbury Record December 20, 2012)

"Trails, tourists and $30,000"  (Guest Perspective by Eva Loomis, Waterbury Record Dec. 20, 2012)

"Waterbury: Spaulding presents back-up fiscal plans"  (Rutland Herald September 19, 2012)

"Shumlin: VT moving forward to rebuild state facilities"  (ABC22 September 12, 2012)

"Shumlin will press on with construction despite financial risk"  (WPTZ September 12, 2012)

"Governor:  FEMA funding will remain uncertain"  (WCAX September 12, 2012)

"Floodgates Art Project"  (WCAX August 25, 2012)

"Irene Art Show to Open"  (Times Argus August 24, 2012)

"Vermont officials hoping for important FEMA decision this week: Fate of Waterbury state office complex in the air"  (WPTZ August 13, 2012)

"State learns FEMA funding for State Complex may come up short"  (VPR News July 20, 2012)

"US Rep. Welch calls for greater SBA flexibility"  (Bloomberg Business Week July 10, 2012 featuring Skip Hoblin of Snowfire Auto)

"Working thru it with art"  (WCAX TV July 9, 2012)

"So Long to State Complex"   (Waterbury Record July 6, 2012)

"New Panel to Push [Long Term Community Recovery] Projects"  (Waterbury Record July 6, 2012)

"Irene-aissance In Waterbury" (Seven Days July 4-11, 2012)

"Tearing down before building back in Waterbury"  (Burlington Free Press June 11, 2012)

"Public can weigh in on Waterbury complex plans" (WCAX TV May 23, 2012)

"Happy Homecoming"  (Repairs to Waterbury's Dac Rowe softball field) (WCAX TV May 19, 2012)

"Stanley Hall Top Choice for HQ"  (Waterbury Record May 17, 2012)

"Flood Analyst Eyeing Bridge"  (Waterbury Record May 17, 2012)

"Let the recovery in Waterbury begin"  (Burlington Free Press May 7, 2012)

"Ambitious Waterbury projects seek funding"   (VPR May 4, 2012)

"Waterbury is moving to recovery"  (Waterbury Record April 19, 2012)