More About Capital Area Neighborhoods

Montpelier Capital Area Neighborhoods (CAN!) is an organized network of support for city residents.

What CAN! Does
CAN! provides a range of support to neighbors in order to ease emergency management, build community, and promote civic engagement.

Emergency Management
For the 2nd year in a row, CAN! volunteers distributed resource guides (PDF) to Montpelier residents in order to connect neighbors with community resources. CAN! also strives to connect neighbors, so that they can serve as resources for each other.

Community Building
Many CAN! groups organize activities, such as potlucks and yard sales, in order to build community within their neighborhoods. Some groups have established means of communication to facilitate resource-sharing and collaboration among neighbors.

Civic Engagement
Montpelier CAN! is presently examining its potential to promote civic engagement and increase access to local government. In the future, CAN! may serve as an avenue for people to learn about what’s going on in the city and express neighborhood-wide concerns.

Resource Brochure
The Resource Guide (PDF) is here! The Guide includes basic information about food shelves, community meals, fuel assistance, flu clinics, Vermont 2-1-1, and more! We are currently looking for volunteers to distribute resource guides throughout the City of Montpelier. If you'd like to help distribute guides in your neighborhood, please contact the City Planning Department at 802-223-9506.

Interested in CAN?
If you'd like to be a part of CAN!, contact your neighborhood leader or the Montpelier City Planning Department at 802-223-9506.