Save the date! Thursday, February 15, 2018
Local Government Day in the Legislature is an annual event at the Vermont State House during February where local officials can learn about the status of pending legislation that affects local government, attend legislative hearings, and speak with their representatives and senators. Check out the 2017 agenda below to learn more about what happens at Local Government Day.
2018 Agenda - Check back for updates to Roundtable Topics and Committee Meetings
8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Greet your local government colleagues and VLCT staff over a continental breakfast. Browse information tables of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, the Vermont Municipal Clerks’ and Treasurers’ Association, the Vermont Assessors and Listers Association, the Green Mountain Water and Environment Association, and the Vermont Government Finance Officers’ Association.
8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome by John Hollar, Mayor of Montpelier
9:00- 9:15 a.m. Summary of the Day’s Events by Maura Carroll, VLCT Executive Director
9:15-9:45 a.m. Your Legislators and Your Town: You Need Each Other!
Speaker: Karen Horn, Director, VLCT Public Policy and Advocacy
9:45-10:20 a.m. Policy Briefing Roundtables
10:20-10:30 a.m. Walk to State House
10:30-12:00 p.m. Attend Legislative Committee Meetings or tour the State House with State Curator David Schutz.
10:30-12:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
10:30 a.m. Joint House and Senate Transportation Committees - Rm 11
Committee Meetings will continue to be added. Please check back for the most up to date information.
12:00-12:10 p.m. Return to Capitol Plaza
12:15-1:30 p.m. Luncheon with Legislators at the Capitol Plaza Hotel
Jared Cadwell, VLCT President, will introduce lunch speaker Mitzi Johnson, Speaker of the House
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Return to State House or stay to attend the afternoon session.
2:15 -3:30 p.m. Afternoon Session on VT Climate Action Communities
The afternoon session will focus on a new VLCT initiative, Vermont Climate Action Communities, which has been designed to help municipalities move to a clean energy economy. The session will describe how municipalities can participate and will include presentations from towns that are already implementing creative solutions.
2:00-3:30 p.m. Observe Floor Action and Committee Meetings
2:30-3:00 p.m. Treats in the Cafeteria