Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Equity Committee Meeting
May 16, 2022 – Via Zoom
Members Present: VLCT Board member Co-Chair Lucrecia Wonsor, Co-Chair Elaine Wang, Brian Carroll, Cate Cross, Joy Dubin Grossman, Alyssa Johnson, Amanda Jordan Smith, Ellen Kaye, Charles Keir, Marguerite Ladd, Kathleen Ramsay, Donna Toneatti, Al Voegele, and Deborah Wright.
Others Present: VLCT staff: Executive Director Ted Brady, Abby Friedman, Karen Horn, Jessica Hill, and Linda Mahns. Workplace Matters Consultants: Nikki Fuller and Wanda Heading-Grant
Agenda Item #1: Call to order by the Chair. Lucrecia Wonsor called the meeting to order at 1:06 p.m.
Agenda Item #2: Additions and deletions to the Agenda. Lucrecia Wonsor asked if there were any changes needed to be made to the agenda. Ted Brady said that the committee was unlikely to get to agenda items 6 and 7 today, but that they were place holders. With no additional discussion, Al Voegele made a motion to approve the agenda.. Marguerite Ladd seconded. Approved unanimously.
Agenda Item #3: Approval of the April 18, 2022 and May 2, 2022 minutes. Lucrecia Wonsor asked for motions to approve these minutes. Al Voegele made a motion to approve the April 18, 2022 minutes as is. Marguerite Ladd seconded. Chuck Keir abstained and all else approved. Brian Carroll made a motion to approve the May 2, 2022 minutes as is. Marguerite Ladd seconded. Al Voegele abstained and all else approved.
Agenda Item #4: Welcome and Introductions. Lucrecia Wonsor welcomed the new members: Cate Cross, Kathleen Ramsay, Donna Tonneatti, Chuck Keir, and Alyssa Johnson. She also asked for all committee members to go around the room to provide a brief introduction of themselves
Agenda Item #5: Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Training. Workplace Matters Consultants Wanda Heading-Grant and Nikki Fuller provided a training webinar called “Unpacking Equity and Inclusion” with the committee members and shared two videos links with the group upon request:
Accenture Inclusion & The Power of Diversity | Accenture - YouTube – 3-minute video
How are microaggressions like mosquitoes? - YouTube - ~2-minute video
Agenda Item #6: Discussion Meeting Times and Review Schedule Polling. Tabled until next month.
Agenda Item #7: Adopt Equity Committee Toolkit. Tabled until next month
Agenda Item #8: Other Business.
The June 20th meeting is rescheduled for June 21st in observance of Juneteenth holiday, from 1-2:30 p.m.
Agenda Item #9: Adjourn. Lucrecia Wonsor asked for a motion to adjourn. Elaine Wang made the motion. Deborah Wright seconded. The meeting adjourned at 2:44 p.m. without objection.
Executive Administrative Assistant