In the absence of county government, the Windham Regional Commission provides the essential link between local, state and federal government. They are a public entity, constituted by law and required to meet statutory obligations.
Their mission is to assist towns in Southeastern Vermont to provide effective local government and work cooperatively with them to address regional issues.
The state’s purpose in creating regional planning commissions was to:
Promote economic development, increasing jobs and income;
Preserve the natural beauty of Vermont;
Obtain and maintain efficiency in government expenditure;
Safeguard and extend local autonomy in planning and development decisions.