In 2020, Coventry partnered with the towns of Bolton, Mansfield, and Tolland, to create a regional economic vitality plan. This plan has six themes: agriculture, culture & entertainment, higher education, outdoor recreation, small business & entrepreneurship, and visibility & marketing. In each theme there is a set of ideas that when implemented would grow the whole region's economy.
Several projects have been undertaken, such as a regional logo: Connecticut's Countryside. This logo was created by DKA Marketing and was selected due to community input from a survey that was conducted in October 2022. Together the towns seek to build on this progress and work together in the coming years.
Connecticut's Countryside Steering Committee meets once a month so staff can update the committee on the work being done. These meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 2p.m. via Zoom.
March 15, 2023
April 19, 2023
May 17, 2023
June 21, 2023
July 19, 2023
August 16, 2023
September 20, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 15, 2023
December 20, 2023
Alert: Earth Day 2023!
Connecticut’s Countryside towns are holding Earth Day events on April 22, 2023. Come join Coventry in celebrating Earth Day in the outdoors.
Creaser Park, Case Road - 11am to 2pm – Guided nature hike
Master Gardner seed planting activity
Adopt a Road sign ups (safety vest and equipment give away)
Off-site roadside cleanup on Daly Road
Tree dedication ceremony
Tree talk with Town Tree Warden
On January 30, 2023, in Coventry, a regional summit was held at Patriot's Park Lodge to discuss the work that is being done to administer the regional economic vitality plan. Attendees broke out in discussion groups and provided critical feedback and guidance for next steps moving forward.