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The following resources pertain to equity and racial justice. VLCT is working on providing and developing resources with our Equity Committee and will update this page based on their direction and member input.

VLCT RESOURCES 

VLCT Board Equity Statement 
Xusana Davis’ training at Town Fair 2020
VLCT Equity and Social Justice Plan (adopted by the VLCT Board on 2/18/21) 
Find minutes of the most recent VLCT Equity Committee meetings at the bottom of this page.

VLCT Declaration of Inclusion Template (Click file links below to download)

STATEWIDE AND VERMONT TOWNS GENERALLY 

Vermont Racial Equity Task Force  

Report September 1, 2020
Report February 1, 2021

Vermont State Library’s racial justice resources
Vermont Racial Justice Alliance 
Zoning for Great Neighborhoods

TOWN EXAMPLES

Towns that have passed resolutions, created committees, modeled some sort of equity effort

Barre City 
Burlington (+ Diversity and Equity Strategic Plan
Essex 
Franklin 
Hartford Town
Middlebury  
Milton  
Montpelier 
Pawlet
Pittsford
Putney Town 
Richmond 
Waterbury Town 

Sampling of VLCT members in the news

Burlington 
Burlington 
Putney 
Johnson 
Hartford 
Milton 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National League of Cities Race, Equity, and Leadership Program (REAL)
www.nlc.org/program/race-equity-and-leadership-real  
www.nlc.org/resource/repository-of-city-racial-equity-policies-and-decisions 

Racial Equity Tools
www.racialequitytools.org/about 
 

VERMONT ORGANIZATIONS

Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity  

Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington 

Local Support (/Solutions) and Community Action Team of the State of Vermont Economic Mitigation & Recovery Task Force.
This action team’s Municipal Diversity Equity and Inclusion Tool 

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission  

Vermont Network Anti-Racism Resources  

Vermont Humanities Council  

University of Vermont Health Network 

Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Vermont NEA Advancing Racial Equity in Schools  

Justice For All 

Rights & Democracy “RAD” Vermont 
 

FUNDING ASSISTANCE 

Grants Plus Racial Justice Grants Resource Center  

HUD Fair Housing Funding  

ACCD Funding and Incentives 

EPA Healthy Communities Grants  

Kresge Foundation  

Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan (REMAP) of the greater Boston area (as an example) 

Program description 
Notice of grant 
Awards announcement  
 

OTHER STATE LEAGUES

Connecticut
Georgia
Michigan 

INITIATIVES IN OTHER STATES (by topic) 

GENERAL 

Tacoma, WA Equity Index 

Louisville, KY Office of Equity  

Milwaukee County, WI Ordinance on Racial Equity  

Portland, OR Report on Promising Practices in Government to Advance Racial Equality  

Bloomberg CityLab: How to Make Sure City Budgets Prioritize Racial Equity  

EMPLOYMENT AND HIRING 

Seattle, WA Ordinance on Fair Chance Employment  
 

HOUSING 

Seattle, WA Ordinance on Fair Chance Housing  

 

DECRIMINALIZATION  

Washington, DC Ordinance Decriminalizing Fare Evasion  

Oakland, CA Report on Medical Cannabis Race and Equity Analysis of Regulations 

 
LAW ENFORCEMENT  

Albany, NY Code on Law Enforcement Identification  

Nashville, TN Ordinance on Surveillance Technology Transparency  
 

ZONING 

Minneapolis, MN The comprehensive Minneapolis 2040 plan's Access to Housing policy  
 

TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY 

Albuquerque, NM Ordinance on Recognizing Tribal Sovereignty (select Albuquerque at left)