When the Directors of the VLCT Employment Resource and Benefits Trust (VERB) seek candidates to fill an opening on their Board, it is a great opportunity for an elected or appointed municipal official of a current VERB member municipal entity to join this engaged board. All current VERB municipal officials can nominate themselves or a colleague.
To be eligible for this position, a candidate shall be, at all times during their term of office, a qualified official of a VERB member municipality. The term “qualified official” means an elected or appointed official with responsibilities to select or administer human resources, employee health or welfare benefits, unemployment compensation, or other group insurance benefits for the member municipality.
Duties of the successful candidate include overall policy, fiduciary, and management direction of the Trust. The VERB Board has five Directors and meets an average of six times a year at the VLCT office in Montpelier. The Annual Meeting is held in October during the VLCT Town Fair. Each Director receives a per-meeting stipend of $150.00 plus mileage and other expense reimbursements.
Sometimes the opening is for an alternate director. An alternate director receives the same compensation and reimbursement for expenses and has the same duties and obligations as regular directors but may only vote when the presence of the alternate director is necessary to constitute a quorum.
Self nominations are acceptable, but a nomination from another person supporting the candidate is preferred. VLCT is committed to being more visible, vocal, and supportive in our efforts to help members build diverse, welcoming, and inclusive communities, and to directly address overt and systemic racism and implicit bias. As one element of this, VLCT and all its boards and committees encourage nominations by any qualified official, including nominations of and by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color as well as other historically underrepresented populations.
The nomination form is the PDF file linked below. Please use it whichever way is easier for you:
Fill it in electronically and submit it by email to email@example.com.
Print it and fill it in by hand, then either fax it to 802-229-2211 Attn: Joe Damiata, or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit our VERB Board of Directors page or contact Joe Damiata, Director, Risk Management Services, VLCT either by email to email@example.com or by phone, 1-800-649-7915, ext. 1936.