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Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
$48 VLCT; $28 PACIF
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021


10:00 – Vermont Public Records Act Requests: An Overview
Are you the custodian of a public record? Under Vermont’s Public Records Act, municipal officials are responsible for providing timely and effective responses to records requests. In this session, we will summarize the definitions, exemptions, deadlines, costs, and nuances of the law to best meet your responsibilities and avoid costly penalties. We will also examine several of the most common and confusing exemptions.
Speaker: Carl Andeer, Staff Attorney II, VLCT Municipal Assistance Center 

11:00 – Municipal Records Management Requirements and Best Practices – Schedules and Retention
The Vermont Public Records Act requires municipal officials and employees who are custodians of public records to retain and manage those records. However, it can be difficult to identify the records that need to be kept and to understand when or if those records may be discarded or destroyed. This session will provide a broad overview of how to conduct an inventory of public records, how to read a records schedule, and where to find the state’s list of record-keeping requirements. We will also discuss digital management and the maintenance of public records.
Speakers: Megan Wheaton-Book, Records and Information Management Specialist III, and Andrew Rais, Records and Information Management Specialist II, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration

Attend TWO+ Sessions and Save *10%


More in this series


April 1, 11:00 to 12:00
Open Meeting Law Basics for Municipal Boards



April 22, 11:00 to 12:00
Managing Conflicts of Interest

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*Attend two or all three of our transparency essentials series to save 10%.

  • How do I get the discount? It's easy - all you have to do is register.
  • When will I get an invoice? In early May after all three sessions have been held.
  • Does it matter if I registered for one two weeks ago an another today? No, we'll invoice after all the sessions are complete to make sure no matter when you registered you'll get the savings.
  • Can I attend one and someone else from my municipality attend another? Yes, but you won't get the discount. This 10% savings applies to each individual attending two or more sessions.