Bove stepping down as RRPC executive director

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Bove stepping down as RRPC executive director

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 3:03am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Executive Director Ed Bove will be stepping down from his position with the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) in the coming year. Bove has been with the Commission for fourteen years and has served as Executive Director for the last eight.

Under his leadership the RRPC has received membership contributions from all 27 Rutland Region municipalities for the first time in decades, doubled the annual budget to over $1.5 million, doubled staff size to 12, worked with the Vermont Legislature to receive additional millions for all Regional Planning Commissions across the state, brought in over $2 million in brownfields assessment funding for the Rutland Region, and led the modernization of administrative functions of the office.

In addition, Bove’s leadership led to growth in the RRPC program areas of municipal and regional planning, emergency management, municipal grant administration, transportation, water quality, energy, and mapping/(GIS). 

Bove has also been instrumental in expanding the RRPC’s programs to include agricultural planning, broadband deployment, healthy community design planning, municipal project management, and municipal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) assistance.

He has expanded the Commission’s economic development initiatives to include administration of the Workforce Investment Board and planning for the Western Vermont Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Bove plans to return to his roots in community planning and design. A search for his replacement is being planned.

Source: Rutland Regional Planning Commission​ 1.20.2022