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Thursday, July 21, 2022

At its July 21, 2022, meeting, the VLCT Board of Directors adopted the following resolution honoring the late Paul Giuliani for his lifelong contributions to municipal government in Vermont.

JULY 21, 2022

Whereas, Paul Giuliani was a respected, appreciated and talented practitioner of municipal law throughout Vermont for five decades; and

Whereas, Paul was the authority on municipal finance in Vermont, providing trusted counsel on long-term and short-term financing, project financing, tax increment financing, and a myriad of other municipal financing topics; and

Whereas, Paul provided wise and thoughtful counsel to nearly every city, town and village in Vermont as they considered complex legal issues, advising them how best to invest in their futures; and

Whereas, Paul was a respected resource on municipal finance and other municipal matters to the Vermont Legislature and administrative agencies;

Whereas, most Vermonters have been in a town facility or school building, driven on a road or walked on a sidewalk, played on a recreation field or biked on a bike path, or drunk from a drinking water system for which Paul helped secure financing; and

Whereas, Paul pioneered an innovative way to fund broadband buildout using communications union districts that enable towns to use revenue bonds to bring broadband to unserved households; and

Whereas, Paul was an honorable, truthful, and kind man who mayors, selectboard members, clerks, treasurers, finance officers, town managers, administrators, and public works directors enjoyed working with; and

Whereas, Vermonters lost a true champion of municipal government when Paul passed away on July 12, 2022.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ Board of Directors, on behalf of all 247 cities and towns in Vermont, expresses its profound gratitude to Paul for his lifelong commitment to local government and to making Vermont a better place, one project at a time.

Bill Fraser
Vice President
VLCT Board of Directors

Ted Brady
Executive Director
Vermont League of Cities and Towns