The Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR), a not-for-profit board charged with championing economic development in its communities, is seeking engaged residents for appointment to its Board of Directors. Residents interested in applying can find more information about CEDDR at The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday, September 2, 2022.

The CEDRR nomination process seeks to recruit residents of the Rutland Region with lived experience and expertise to help achieve goals related to local economic drivers: business development, entrepreneurship, marketing and tourism, advanced education, community services, and arts and culture.

Nominations are completed in accordance with CEDDR’s Diversity Statement which supports diversity in all of its forms and recognizes that cultural diversity plays a key role in economic growth, as people from diverse backgrounds bring language skills, unique experiences, new ways of thinking, innovative ideas and creative solutions to difficult problems. Consideration is given to a variety of demographic and geographic representation of the greater Rutland Region.

The CEDDR Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. for one hour. Appointments are three-year terms, allowing members the opportunity to sit on several committees focused on advancing the Rutland Region as a great place to live, work and play. All Board of Director meetings are currently held virtually, with an evolving hybrid meeting approach for the future.

Rutland Region residents interested in learning more about CEDRR’s Board responsibilities and membership, CEDRR’s committees and the work that is being undertaken, please reach out to Lyle Jepson,


CEDRR’s mission is to create a regional economic climate conducive to business growth by recruiting talent and businesses of all kinds, growing and retaining employers, while creating a bridge to community and cultural organizations which promote healthy and vibrant neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life in Rutland County.

On October 1, 2020, Rutland Economic Development Corporation and Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce merged into one strong organization. A comprehensive committee structure, made up of Board and Rutland County-wide community members actively set goals and

benchmarks for success in areas including, regional marketing, public policy, business development, diversity-equity-inclusion, finance, real estate, and events. Each committee supports the organization’s mission. This includes support for the MINT, Rutland’s Makerspace, development of the Hub CoWorks and associated Rutland’s Tech Startup Incubator, oversight of a loan fund, advocacy for state policies and regulations, strategic marketing, diverse workforce growth, and business and community engagement opportunities.

Lyle Jepson

Executive Director