Town Manager’s Message

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Town of Bennington and specifically to our website. Bennington is home to more than 15,000 people, and it is no wonder these people have chosen to live in such a terrific place. It is this location that has proven beneficial for Bennington as far back as the Revolutionary War where it was used it to store munitions as part of a strategic advance against the British. That same belief holds true today, but for different reasons. Because of our location in the state and our proximity to major markets like Albany, Boston and New York City, many find the rural landscape of our community to be ideal for personal and professional ventures.

Over my 24 years as Bennington’s Town Manager, and over 44 years with the Town of Bennington, I have experienced a number of economic climates, community visions, and interesting individuals; however, none compare to the vibrant and exciting world we live in today. Even with everything that is happening across the globe, Bennington continues to experience strong business growth, a decreasing unemployment rate, and an extremely low crime rate. All of which make Bennington an ideal place to start a business and raise a family.

I hope you find all that you’re looking for on this site, but if not, please contact one of our talented staff members and they would be more than happy to assist you. Bennington is a great place, and if you’ve never experienced it, I encourage you to take the scenic drive to our beautiful community.



Stuart A. Hurd