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VARD honored by Idaho Smart Growth

VARD was one of eight recipients of Idaho Smart Growthメs annual モGrow Smart Awardヤ. VARD received the honor in the Community Advocacy award category for モefforts to encourage vibrant communities through sensible planning, design, and leadership.ヤ Specifically, Idaho Smart Growth recognized VARDメs work with the City of Driggs. VARD has brought numerous resources to the city that have contributed to the excellent quality of the new Driggs comprehensive plan. For example, VARD played a lead role in organizing the Your Town workshop in July of 2004, funding the Downtown Driggs Design Charrette in November 2005, and most recently, in October of 2006, securing a growth management technical assistance grant from the EPA. These efforts contributed to the excellent new Driggs Comprehensive Plan. VARDメs Program Director, Sandy Mason was in Boise on November 17th to receive the award on VARDメs behalf.

Idaho Smart Growth is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Idahoans about the consequences of current development patterns and the alternatives to those patterns and engaging them in activities that encourage thoughtfully planned development and exemplary development policies.

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