Economic Development Leadership Team

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Exciting News: Wilton Awarded a Major Grant from the AARP

AARPWilton has been awarded a $19,711 national AARP Community Challenge grant to complete an ADA-compliant trail for the Wilton Riverwalk.  This award represents one of only two awards issued by the AARP Community Challenge in New Hampshire, and 184 nationwide!

 The grant will fund the creation of a solar-lighted, handicapped-accessible walkway along the northern bank of the Stony Brook River, with trees, plantings, benches, sculptures, placemaking signage, and access to fishing spots. The new trail will now enable the full completion of the Phase 2 Riverwalk, and will eventually link to a proposed pedestrian bridge spanning Stony Brook to complete a full loop around the western section of downtown. 

TDSThis project is also made possible through the generous contribution of TDS Telecom in Wilton of an easement for the land they own along the river.  TDS has been a valued presence in downtown Wilton for more than 17 years, and the town is grateful for their contribution to the multi-year Riverwalk project.

For full details, see the press release. 

Click HERE for a map of the proposed Phase 2 Riverwalk

 For a brief statement on the impact of this grant, please watch the video below!


Wilton's Economic Development Leadership Team serves the citizens and business owners of Wilton and reports to the Select Board and the Town Administrator. This team's responsibilities are to set priorities, make recommendations, and guide the execution of programs and projects that help achieve the vision of Wilton residents to remain a vibrant and thriving small town. Our goals are to protect its rural environment, historic charm, and natural resources while promoting opportunities for residential and business growth that are compatible with, responsive to and supportive of the needs of the community and local economy.

Active Projects

The Economic Development Team organizes and prioritizes projects in six broad categories, which were developed in conjunction with the NRPC during a visioning session in 2017.  These include:
Business Development

Our projects are further categorized as low, medium and high priority.  This list is a living document – as we complete projects, new ones are also being added.  . For details on our active and completed projects, see the Eco-Dev Prioritized Projects List.

    We're always looking for motivated volunteers to help with our projects. If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected]gov with your interest.


    Name Title
    Jennifer S. Beck Chair
    Jackie Kahle Marketing and Communications
    Kermit Williams
    Select Board Representative and Legislative Affairs
    Mike McGonegal Resident Geek and Bridges
    Dick Putnam Business and Train Liaison
    Kat Tighe Branding and Design
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