Thursday, February 13, 2020
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.
8:00-8:40 a.m. Registration at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Greet municipal colleagues and VLCT staff over a continental breakfast.
8:40-9:00 a.m. Welcome from the City of Montpelier
William Fraser, City Manager
9:00-10:00 a.m. Meeting Vermont’s energy and emissions commitments requires targeted action at all levels. Reducing emissions and growing the economy go hand in hand. Learn how action can benefit a small, predominantly rural place-based economy, and how we measure success.
Jared Duval, Executive Director, Energy Action Network (home of the Energy Dashboard)
10:00-10:15 a.m. Walk to State House
10:30- 12:00 noon Joint House and Senate Committee Meetings – Please come back here for the most recent schedule.
House and Senate Transportation Joint Committee Hearing
10:30-noon Tour the State House with State Curator David Schütz
Noon-12:15 p.m. Return to Capitol Plaza
12:15-1:30 p.m. Luncheon with Your Legislators at the Capitol Plaza Hotel
State of Vermont Municipalities – What successes can be seen so far in local government in the 21st century? Where do municipalities go from here, and what do cities and towns need?
Honorable Miro Weinberger, President of VLCT and Mayor of Burlington, and Maura Carroll, Executive Director, VLCT
1:30-1:45 p.m. Return to State House for floor sessions and afternoon committees
1:30-3:00 p.m. Update on the Tax Department Selection of a Grand List Software Provider
Douglas Farnham, Vermont Department of Taxes Economist, and Director of Policy, and Jill Remick, Property Valuation and Review Director
1:45-3:30 p.m. Observe House and Senate Floor Action and Attend Committee Meetings
House and Senate Government Operations Committees – Senate Chamber
2:30-3:00 p.m. Cookies in the Cafeteria
3:00 p.m. Safe Trip Home