Focus Groups

Focus Groups Held January 29 & 30, 2024

Six Focus Groups were held on January 29 and 30, 2024. These 90-minute facilitated sessions explored the key themes that had arisen through the process so far.

The Focus Group sessions helped to synthesize community input from the engagement process, and to explore a set of crucial questions. The Focus Group sessions mirrored the final Strategic Pillars within the final City of Essex Junction Community Vision and Strategic Action Plan.

The Think-Tank report was a major point of discussion at the Focus Groups. Read the Think-Tank report or visit the Think-Tank page to review the materials discussed in November and learn more!

Housing and Density

January 29, 2024
9:00am – 10:30am

  • Housing density and availability
  • Density along public transit corridors

Public Services and Facilities

January 29, 2024
12:00pm – 1:30pm

  • Cost of Living, quality, and types of services, how tax dollars are spent with accountability and expectations
  • Transparent and accountable

Economic Development

January 29, 2024
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Business Attraction and interaction, redevelopment, and promotion of businesses and retail as a destination within Essex Junction

Transportation and Connectivity

January 29, 2024
6:00pm – 7:30pm

  • Multimodal options (walking, biking, bus, and train)
  • Trails
  • Safety


January 30, 2024
9:00am – 10:30am

  • Climate Change resiliency and adaptability
  • Recreation and Green Spaces

Community Engagement

January 30, 2024
12:00pm – 1:30pm

  • Inclusion of all sectors of the community to engage for a healthy and inclusive City of Essex Junction
  • Education