2019 VLCT Annual Business Meeting
Northstar I and II
Killington Grand Hotel
October 2, 2019
President Cloud called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m. and introduced members of the VLCT Board of Directors. He then introduced Maura Carroll to provide a brief report on the key VLCT organizational highlights of 2019.
President Cloud introduced the governing rules of the Annual Meeting. By motion duly made and seconded, rules were adopted.
President Cloud introduced the minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting. On motion duly made and seconded, the minutes were adopted as printed.
President Cloud introduced Karen Horn and Gwynn Zakov who discussed the strategy for addressing VLCT policy issues during the 2020 legislative session. They began with a discussion of self-governance strategy, seeking input and guidance from the membership. They moved to tax structure equity, education and transportation funding, implementation of the Clean Water Act, emergency medical services, marijuana taxation and regulation, work force housing, zoning, cybersecurity and public records requests.
President Cloud recognized retiring members of the VLCT Board of Directors, Jared Cadwell and Deborah Beckett and meeting attendees expressed appreciation for their service.
Nominating Committee Chair Jared Cadwell presented the report of the Nominating Committee. By motion duly made and seconded, the report of the Nominating Committee was approved and the following oﬃcers and Board members were elected:
President, term expires October 2020
Miro Weinberger, Mayor, Burlington (pop. 42,417)
Vice-President, term expires October 2020
Peter Elwell, Town Manager, Brattleboro (pop. 12,046)
Board of Directors, two-year terms expire October 2021
Jessie Baker, City Manager, Winooski (pop. 7,267)
Mary Ann Goulette, Town Manager, West Rutland (pop. 2,326)
Delsie Hoyt, Selectboard Chair, West Fairlee (pop. 977)
Charles M. Saﬀord, Town Manager, Stowe (pop. 4,314)
Lucrecia Wonsor, Town Clerk/Treasurer, Killington (pop. 811)
Board of Directors, one-year term expires October 2020
Elaine Haney, Selectboard Chair, Essex Town (pop. 19,587)
Dominic Cloud passed the gavel to newly elected President Miro Weinberger. Newly elected oﬃcers and members of the VLCT Board of Directors were recognized by the President and those in attendance.
President Weinberger presented Immediate Past President Dominic Cloud with a clock in appreciation for his time and service as VLCT President.
By motion duly made and seconded, the Annual Meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m.