Sign of the Times

The Vision

Welcome To Riverwalk

Riverwalk is an important way for all ages to experience the beautiful town of Manchester, Vermont, on foot and away from cars and traffic, yet close to shopping and restaurants. Like a number of other beloved trails and walks in communities across New England, our dream is that Riverwalk will be another compelling reason to visit Manchester and the Northshire community.

Become a Member

Your participation and support will make this dream a reality even sooner. With your membership, you will be kept up to date on events and developments. On our work days, you can come, don your gloves, and spend a couple of hours in a beautiful Vermont setting with a hard-working, welcoming crew. Membership is very reasonable and also offers you the opportunity to vote at the Annual Meeting. Help us develop…

Plans, Designs, Dreams

The Riverwalk’s centerpiece will be a bridge spanning the river from the Factory Point Town Green to Main Street side of the river, landing just behind the old Factory Point Bank Building.

About Riverwalk

Riverwalk is an important way for all ages to experience the beautiful town of Manchester, Vermont, on foot and away from cars and traffic, yet close to shopping and restaurants. Like a number of other beloved trails and walks in communities across New England, our dream is that Riverwalk will be another compelling reason to visit Manchester and the Northshire community. Our vision is to create a series of walkable paths by the Battenkill River that runs through the…

Board of Trustees and Riverwalk Committee


Riverwalk Trustees and Committee members, from left to right: Lisa Laberge, Margot Page, Jay Venable, Trustee Eileen Braheney, Trustee Norm Favor, Kim Bina, Vice President Margaret Donovan, Trustee Cathy Stewart, Trustee Rich Heilemann, Trustee Joanie Pine Burns, President Bill Laberge, Trustee Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Ron Dundon, and Dana LaRose.

Riverwalk Board of Trustees
President: Bill Laberge
Vice President: Margaret Donovan
Treasurer: Norm Favor
Secretary: Eileen Braheney
Board Members: Joanie Burns, Rich Heilemann, Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Dick Smith, Cathy Stewart, Christina Mansfield

The Riverwalk Committee is a group of people who attend the monthly meetings we hold on the first Monday of the month. Participating in the Committee offers a wonderful way to become involved in the Riverwalk without a huge time commitment. You will also get to help shape the way the Riverwalk develops by lending your voice, your passion for the area, and your labor.

The Riverwalk Committee members include, but not limited to: Bill Laberge, Joanie Burns, Eileen Braheney, Cathy Stewart, Lisa Laberge, Margaret Donovan, Dick Smith, Rich Heilemann, Norm Favor, Cristina Mansfield,  Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Rich Thompson-Tucker, Alan Benoit, Margot Page, Dana LaRose, Jennifer Waite, Ron Dundon, Kim Bina, Theo Talcott, Greg Boshart, Greg Scharneccia, Bill West, Jay Venable, Shari Siegel, Brad Myerson, and Brett Morrison, Steve and Carol Berry.

Our Active Committees

In addition to the affiliation known as the Riverwalk Committee, we have active committees that are pushing forward with goals to bring Riverwalk to life. If you would be interested in joining any of these committees, please write to info@manchesterriverwalk.org.

Communications Committee: Eileen Braheney, Margaret Donovan, Bill Laberge

Crowdfunding Committee: Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Kara Evarts, Les Jorgensen, Lisa Laberge, Cathy Stewart, Margot Page

Legal and Governance Committee: Bill Laberge, Christina Mansfield

Development Committee: Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Chair, Rich Thompson-Tucker, Eileen Braheney, Jay Venable, Lisa Laberge, Margot Page, Margaret Donovan, Theo Talcott

Grantwriting Committee: Eileen Braheney, Margot Page, Greg Sczieska, Dick Smith, Jennifer Waite

Partners and Stakeholders Committee: Ron Dundon, Bill Laberge

Design Committee: Joanie Burns, Kim Bina, Margaret Donovan, Stephen Drunsic, Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Lisa Laberge, Bill Laberge, Margot Page, Dana LaRose, Brett Morrison, Dick Smith, Theo Talcott

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