Business View Civil and Municipal | February 2021

86 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL FEBRUARY 2021 AT A GLANCE RUTLAND, VERMONT WHAT: A scenic small city; population just under 16,000 WHERE: Central Vermont WEBSITE: M any places claim to be hidden gems, but the scenic city of Rutland, Vermont is a true, largely untapped, diamond in the rough. The people who call Rutland home are some of the municipality’s biggest supporters, champions of their fellow residents, and willing to share their little slice of an outdoorsmen’s paradise. Chock full of charming small town atmosphere, this four-season retreat has a population of just under 16,000 and is the county seat of Rutland County, located in central Vermont approximately 65 miles north of the Massachusetts border and 20 miles east of the New York state line. Although the city has seen many challenges T I M E T O S H I N E