VERMONT LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Hybrid Meeting - 12:20 p.m.
Via Zoom and in Person at:
VLCT Offices, the Vermont Room, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
- Call to order by President; Introduction of new members and guests, if any. (12:20)
- Additions and Deletions to the Agenda (12:25)
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.”
- Consent Agenda Items (12:30)
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. Due to a process error at our February meeting, we will need to adopt the consent agenda from that meeting.
a. Approve Minutes of April 21, 2022
b. Accept May Personnel Report.
- Organizational Update (12:35)
Action Suggested: No action required.
a. Organizational Update
- Adopt VLCT Three Year Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Plan (12:55)
Action Suggested: The Board may wish to adopt the Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Plan as recommended by the VLCT Equity Committee. This plan was created as part of VLCT’s charge to the committee: “..to help create an action plan that outlines concrete ways that we will actively promote equity and inclusion, both within the organization and with our members.”
a. VLCT Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Plan
- Consider 2022 Equity Funding Budget (1:15)
Action Suggested: As part of the 2022 budget, VLCT received $150,000 from PACIF to focus on equity work. The Board may wish to react to Ted Brady’s proposal to spend the funding.
a. 2022 Proposed Equity Budget
- Welcome New Municipal Assistance Center Staff (1:25)
Action Suggested: No action required. Abigail Freidman will introduce Sarah Macy, VLCT’s new Government Finance Specialist, and Kail Romanoff, MAC’s new Staff Attorney I.
- Break (1:40)
- Policy Committee Charge Discussion (1:45)
Action Suggested: The Board may wish to work on identifying a charge for the biannual policy committees to consider. Karen and Gwynn will provide a discussion draft, but board members are encouraged to provide critical feedback and create a charge together.
a. VLCT Board Charge to Policy Committees
- Legislative Session Recap (2:15)
Action Suggested: No action required. Karen Horn and Gwynn Zokav will lead a discussion about VLCT priorities and concerns as the Legislative session progresses.
- Other Business (2:45)
- Adjourn (3:00)
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