Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2020 Annual Business Meeting
Zoom Virtual Meeting
September 30, 2020
President Weinberger called the meeting to order at 2:53 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 2020.
President Weinberger introduced the governing rules of the Annual Meeting. By motion duly made and seconded, the rules were adopted.
President Weinberger introduced the minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting. On motion duly made and seconded, the minutes were adopted as printed.
President Weinberger introduced the Proposed Municipal Legislative Policy as adopted by the voting delegates at the Legislative Policy Conference on September 23, 2020. He invited attendees to ask questions, and reminded the voting delegates that the Policy would be adopted by a single vote after all questions or clarifications were made. No questions were raised. On motion duly made and seconded, the Policy was adopted as presented.
President Weinberger presented Jessica Hill with the Stutz Award presented to league staff who have served for 25 years in league work, and thanked Jessi for her many years of exemplary service in a variety of roles.
President Weinberger recognized the retiring member of the VLCT Board of Directors, Sandra Pinsonault and meeting attendees expressed appreciation for her service.
Nominating Committee Chair Dominic Cloud 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 2021
Miro Weinberger, Mayor, Burlington (pop. 42,417)
Vice-President, term expires October 2021
Peter Elwell, Town Manager, Brattleboro (pop. 12,046)
For the Board of Directors for the five, two-year terms through October 2022
William Fraser, City Manager, Montpelier (Pop. 7,855)
Elaine Haney, Selectboard Chair, Essex Town (Pop. 19,587)
Kenneth Linsley, Selectboard Chair, Danville (Pop. 2,196)
George Putnam, Selectperson, Cambridge (Pop. 3,659)
Lucas Herring, Mayor, Barre City (Pop. 9,052)
Newly elected officers and members of the VLCT Board of Directors were recognized by the President and those in attendance. President Weinberger thanked Vice President Elwell for his on-going support of the efforts of the President and the Board and VLCT, generally.
No other business was brought before the Annual Meeting
By motion duly made and seconded, the Annual Meeting was adjourned at 3:25 p.m.