July 13, 2021. The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) invites nominations for two anticipated vacancies on the VLCT Board of Directors. Please consider applying or nominating a municipal leader today. Nominations are due Friday, July 30, 2021.
VLCT is the statewide association of cities and towns, and proudly counts every city and town in Vermont among its members. VLCT supports providing authority, autonomy, and resources to cities and towns so that local elected and appointed officials have the tools needed to discharge important responsibilities.
Each year, the VLCT Board of Directors seeks the names of qualified candidates interested in serving on our Board. This year, we anticipate having two vacancies to fill at our September 29th annual meeting scheduled to coincide with Town Fair 2021. The VLCT Nominating Committee invites any“qualified official” who is interested in serving on the Board to submit an application. Among the criteria for Board membership are geographic distribution, balance among qualified offices, and representation from different sized municipalities. A list of current VLCT Board members can be found at this link.
According to the VLCT Bylaws, members of the Board of Directors shall be “qualified officials” of full member cities or towns – that is, selectpersons, mayors, municipal managers, clerks, treasurers, or persons in positions established in municipal charters with responsibilities comparable to one of the above. Persons elected to the Board of Directors must be able to attend monthly Board meetings at the VLCT office in downtown Montpelier, on a virtual platform or by telephone,usually starting at noon and lasting three to four hours.
When elected to the Board, you will be asked to do the following:
- provide overall governance of the organization;
- assist in formulating VLCT’s legislative municipal policy for membership approval;
- provide direction to VLCT’s long-range strategic goals and objectives;
- support VLCT’s implementation of its mission to serve and strengthen local government; and
- give direction to staff during the legislative session in the context of the adopted Municipal Policy, including occasionally testifying before legislative committees or executive branch agencies.
Being a Board member also requires attending Town Fair and the Annual Meeting. It may involve membership on VLCT policy committees or legislatively established study committees. Many members of the Board are asked on occasion to act as an “ambassador” for the League by visiting neighboring towns and cities to explain our programs and policies, and to seek input from other local officials. VLCT provides reimbursement for travel expenses plus a small per diem for attendance at Board meetings.
If you want to help VLCT serve and strengthen Vermont’s cities, towns and villages, please fill out the nomination form linked below and return it to VLCT by Friday, July 30, 2021, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!