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The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was founded in 1967 with the mission of serving and strengthening Vermont local government.

VLCT Provides

  • Educational workshops and consulting advice for municipal officials so that they can deliver excellent service to their residents
  • Support for legislation that strengthens local government
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage for municipalities
  • A Municipal Assistance Center for consultation on a wide range of municipal issues

VLCT Believes In

  • The critical role that local government plays in the lives of Vermonters
  • Municipal authority over municipal issues
  • Representative and participatory local government
  • The value of public service and excellence in municipal leadership
  • A commitment to honesty, integrity, and the highest ethical standards among public officials
  • The value of collaboration as a means of strengthening cities and towns
  • The individuality of each local government

5 Core Benefits of Membership

Support. Whatever your issue, you can call one number for all of your questions. Get answers and resources quickly from knowledgeable professionals, many of whom have firsthand knowledge from serving their municipalities.

Knowledge. Access specialized expertise, on-point training, vetted resources, and the latest data – all with a municipal focus and deep understanding of trends and issues across the state.

Representation. Municipal voices are heard collectively and as a single, united voice through full-time, focused advocacy.

Connection. Whether you need to talk shop or shop for vendors, VLCT connects you to a variety of networks, agencies, organizations, colleagues, and experts.

Insurance. Manage your risks and protect taxpayers’ assets with robust member-owned insurance programs with coverage and services tailored to municipalities.

Member-Owned and Member-Governed

VLCT is owned by its member municipal governments. A thirteen-member Board of Directors is elected to represent the general membership and govern the organization. Board members must serve as a selectperson, mayor, manager, or clerk in a member municipality. All VLCT member officials are welcome to attend board meetings. An executive director, appointed by the board, manages the league’s day-to-day operations in assisting members through the five major areas of service described at the bottom of this page. VLCT also offers a variety of employee benefits at group rates and issues an Annual Report in late winter or early spring following the completion of the annual financial audit.

The 2021 VLCT Member Guide helps members understand all the benefits of VLCT membership. The 2021 VLCT Summary, below, explains VLCT to taxpayers and is available as either a Microsoft Word document or PDF file so members can easily include it in their annual Town Report.