Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference: June 8The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development presents the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. The conference will highlight White River Junction's success adding new housing, businesses and jobs downtown. This year's conference features nationally recognized keynote speaker Joe Minicozzi, who has done the math that proves investing in downtowns improves our quality of life and economy all while saving taxpayer dollars. For more information visit the conference website or contact Gary Holloway. Registration includes a full day of sessions and tours, light breakfast, lunch, and appetizers at the reception.