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Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Agenda

1. Call to order by President. Introduction of new members and guests, if any (12:20)

2. Additions and deletions to the Agenda. Action Suggested: Board members should review the agenda, including adding or deleting items, moving items to and from the consent agenda, and having the President, board members, and staff identify items to be added under “Other Business.” (12:25)

3. Consent Agenda Items. Action Suggested: Approve all items in gross and without debate or amendment. A single member can demand a separate vote for any of the series offered. Items voted separately require a separate motion to approve and may be fully debated and amended at the end of the agenda. (a) Approve Minutes of May 20, 2021 meeting; (b) Accept Personnel Report. (12:30)

4. Equity Listening Session. Action Suggested: None. VLCT’s equity consultants, Nikki Fuller of Workplace Matters, and Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Carnegie Mellon University, will conduct a listening session with the board as part of VLCT’s DEI assessment work. Board members will be asked a series of questions about DEI, VLCT, and municipalities – and how VLCT should approach this work. (12:35)

5. Equity Committee Update. Action Suggested: None. Dom Cloud will provide an update on Equity Committee activities. (1:30)

6. Organization Update. Action Suggested: No action is requested on this item. Staff will provide an update of various organizational initiatives. (a) Executive Director’s Report; (b) Executive Director’s Draft 18-Month Workplan (1:45)

7. Nominating Committee Charge. Action Suggested: The Board should charge the nominating committee (Dom Cloud, Jessie Baker, Ken Linsley, Lucas Herring, Mary Ann Goulette) with soliciting nominations for the Board of Directors for election at the annual meeting. (2:00)

8. Appoint Budget Committee Representatives. Action Suggested: The Board should appoint members to the Budget Committee to bring a budget to the Board and membership at the annual meetings. (2:05)

9. Resolution Authorizing Executive Director to Delegate Signing Authority. Action Suggested: The Board should adopt the attached resolution authorizing the Executive Director to delegate signature authority for financial transactions. This resolution will eliminate the need for Board action in the event of a staff change. (2:10)

10. Legislative Update. Action Suggested: None. Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Karen Horn and Municipal Policy Advocate Gwynn Zakov will provide a session wrap up and a veto session preview (June 23 and 24). (2:15)

11. Board Resolution Honoring South Burlington City Manager Kevin Dorn and Deputy City Manager Tom Hubbard. Action Suggested: The Board may wish to adopt the drafted resolution honoring Kevin and Tom. (2:45)

12. Other Business (2:50)
a.    Consent Agenda Items to be voted separately
b.    President’s Initiatives
c.    Member Initiatives
d.    Staff Initiatives
e.    Informational Materials
f.    Executive Session, if needed
g.    Adjourn    (3:00)

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VLCT Board of Directors
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Thursday, June 17, 2021

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