About the Organization

Bristol CORE (formerly Bristol Downtown Community Partnership), a non-profit 501(c)(3), is a group of area business people, property owners and community members committed to increasing and maintaining the economic vitality of the Bristol downtown area and to organize and promote community events for Bristol citizens. We do this via beautification, marketing and economic development projects and programs. Bristol CORE and its Board of Directors were created as part of the requirements to become a Vermont Designated Downtown, a status Bristol earned in 2006.

Bristol’s Main Street and town green, historic buildings and local enterprises, and, above all, the unique character of its people are the core of our COmmunity – physically, culturally and economically. Bristol CORE’s mission, and passion, is to bring people together to rally the REsources to keep that core strong, to celebrate its history and to plan for its future. Bristol CORE (formerly Bristol Downtown Community Partnership), a non-profit 501(c)(3), was created as one of the requirements to become a Vermont Designated Downtown, a status Bristol earned in 2006.

In 2015, Bristol CORE engaged in significant restructuring – launched a major organizational re-branding, sought community feedback in a variety of ways, actively worked to increase its board and volunteer Team participation, hired a new Executive Director, and restructured both its internal operations and its fundraising strategies.

The Executive Director is only able to pound the pavement 10 hours a week, and the appropriation from the town covers only a portion of the budget. All other funds and person-power to make the projects pictured below – and those in the future – come from the community. We are currently seeking new Board and Team members, and welcome your involvement, your enthusiasm and your financial support.

The Town’s funding of Bristol CORE makes it possible for the non-profit to exist. We are truly grateful for the support of the Town Administrator, the Select Board, and the taxpayers in our amazing community.