Due to the heavy rains on August 13, the 2014 Local Officials Golf Outing is postponed by three weeks. We hope the silver lining will be that more municipal employees, officials, and governing board members can join us after Labor Day at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington! To sign up, please use this updated Registration form by Monday, August 25th.
On August 14, 2014, several municipal leaders convened the Vermont School and Municipal Leadership Conference on Education Property Tax and Funding Reform at South Burlington High School. The intent was not to propose a solution but rather to learn from and inform others. Visit the conference page for more information and links.
The legislature significantly amended Vermont’s Open Meeting Law this year. See below for a list of resources and announcements
• VLCT's 2014 Open Meeting Law Frequently Asked Questions
• Vermont Digital Economy Project Municipal Websites Page
• Open Meeting Law and Public Records Act Workshop, September 10, Capitol Plaza
For more information or to schedule an onsite workshop, please contact Abby Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-649-7915, ext. 1926.
The Municipal Service Award is given to an elected or appointed municipal official who has shown an active commitment to strong local government beyond the borders of his or her community – such as service to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns – and has also demonstrated a commitment to his or her municipality by serving on a board or commission. Do you know someone who deserves this award? If so, we encourage you to nominate him or her. The deadline to do so has been extended to Friday, August 15. Here is the nomination form. There is also a vacancy among the VLCT Board of Directors. Do you know someone who could serve in that role? A member shall be “a qualified official of a member city or town” who is “currently holding the position of selectperson, mayor, municipal manager, clerk, treasurer, or position established in a municipal charter with responsibilities comparable to one of the aforementioned.” Here's more information. That deadline, too, is Friday, August 15.
This new YouTube video gives a quick overview of one way we are helping PACIF members' employees get serious about wellness. Studies show that healthy workers are injured less often and recover more quickly than unhealthy ones. In each One-to-One Wellness Consultation, Heidi Joyce spends 30 minutes with a single employee to get a handle on his or her wellness status and develop customized strategies for improving. Members just need to schedule several consultations for a single day so Heidi can share her know-how and enthusiasm.
Our mission is to provide local officials with the education, training and professional assistance they need to fulfill their statutory duties.
Save the date for Town Fair, this year a Champlain Valley Fairground on Thursday, October 9th - Registration opens soon.
Local Officials Golf Outing - August 13
Open Meeting Law and Public Records Act Workshop - September 10
Check here to register and to read a full event listing.
VLCT Advocacy's Weekly Policy Highlights are now posted here.
Want a little video with your pdf file? Then watch VLCT's new series of online videos. Each Friday during the legislative session, we'll summarize legislative issues that most impact Vermont's cities and towns.