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Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Event Location: 
Capitol Plaza
100 State Street
05602 Montpelier , VT
$45.00, add $10 after early bird deadline
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday, February 08, 2018

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.

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2017 Agenda

8:30-9:00 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.

 9:00-9:15 a.m.           Welcome by John Hollar, Mayor of Montpelier

9:15- 9:30 a.m.          Summary of the Day’s Events by Maura Carroll, VLCT Executive Director

9:30WDEV Interview Local Government Day-9:45 a.m.           Your Legislators and Your Town: You Need Each Other! Speaker: Karen Horn, Director, VLCT Public Policy and Advocacy

9:30-10:30                  WDEV Interviews with Mike Smith

9:45-10:20 a.m.         Policy Briefing Roundtables

  •    State Budget - Steve Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office
  •    Implementation of Act 64, the Vermont Water Quality Act - Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  •    Property Transfer Tax for Clerks, Treasurers and Listers  - Doug Farnham and Jill Remick

10:20-10:30 a.m.       Walk to State House

10:30-noon                Attend Legislative Committee Meetings or tour the State House with State Curator David Schutz. 

10:30-noon                Joint Senate and House Transportation Committees Meeting (Room 10)

                                  (local transportation aid programs, municipal roads permits, stormwater management)

12:00-12:10 p.m.      Return to Capitol Plaza

J. Hollar Local Government Day12:15-1:30 p.m.        Luncheon with Legislators at the Capitol Plaza Hotel

Jared Cadwell, VLCT President, will introduce speaker Governor Phil Scott [invited]


1:30 - 2:00 p.m.        Special Business Meeting of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns membership.

                                   Lincoln Town Moderator Will Sipsey will moderate the meeting.


2:00 - 2:15 p.m.        Return to State House or stay to attend VLCT-sponsored workshop.

2:15 -3:30 p.m.         Elections and Same Day Voter Registration - Speaker: Will Senning, Secretary of State's Office, Elections Division. Capitol Plaza Grand Ballroom

2:00-3:30 p.m.          Observe Floor action in the House and Senate chambers and attend House and Senate Committee Meetings (various committee rooms to be announced)                              

2:30-3:00 p.m.         Treats in the Cafeteria