Weekly Legislative Reports


The first issue of the 2015 Weekly Legislative Reports in which Advocacy staff preview the upcoming legislative session is now posted here. Want a little video with your pdf file? Then watch VLCT's weekly series of online videos. Each Friday during the legislative session, we'll summarize legislative issues that most impact Vermont's cities and towns.


VLCT Overview

Every year, VLCT provides a one-page summary [Word] [pdf] of its services that can be included in Town Reports.

Open Meeting Law Resources and Training

The legislature significantly amended Vermont’s Open Meeting Law this year. See below for a list of resources and announcements

Vermont Open Meeting Law. This booklet provides an overview of the law as amended as well as guidance for entering executive session.  It can be downloaded for free or purchased from the online bookstore.  Due to the length of the amended law, this booklet replaces our former Open Meeting Law poster.

• VLCT's 2014 Open Meeting Law Frequently Asked Questions

• VLCT Model Rules of Procedure for Muncipal Boards, Committees, and Commissions (available as PDF or Word).

• Vermont Digital Economy Project Municipal Websites Page

Open Meeting Law Onsite workshops. MAC attorneys can come to your town to review how the law has changed and answer questions.

For more information or to schedule an onsite workshop, please contact Abby Friedman at afriedman@vlct.org or 800-649-7915, ext. 1926.

Fair and Impartial Policing Policy

All PACIF member police departments have online access to PACIF’s model Fair and Impartial Policing policy, which satisfies the requirements of Act 193 (S.184) of the 2014 Legislative session. Interested non-police individuals may see the policy here.

Vermont School and Municipal Leadership Conference on Education Property Tax and Funding Reform

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.


Municipal Assistance Center

Our mission is to provide local officials with the education, training and professional assistance they need to fulfill their statutory duties.

 Event Calendar and Registration


Feb. 10 - Town Meeting Tune-Up

Feb. 18 - Local Government Day

March 21 - Spring Selectboards Institute

March 24 - Spring Auditors

Check here to register and to read a full event listing.



PACIF WorkStrong Wellness Consultations

This 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.