The Equity Committee was charged with “…help(ing) create an action plan that outlines concrete ways that will actively promote equity and inclusion, both within the organization and with our members.”
VLCT’s mission is to serve and strengthen local governments. The Equity Committee helps us meet this mission by considering, evaluating and recommending how VLCT should provide equity services to our members and how our organization itself can become a more anti-racist model employer and service provider. With the help of a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, VLCT was able to hire an equity consultant to build a foundation for this work, providing organizational best-practices, subject matter expertise, and recommendations on how to move forward.
The VLCT Equity Committee meets the third Monday of each month (defaults to the next Tuesday if this day is a holiday) from 1 p.m. – 2: 30 p.m. Details on how to attend can be found on the meeting’s agenda, posted at the link below about one week before the meeting.
If you are a local official or a champion of equity, please consider volunteering to help us on this journey and return a completed VLCT Equity Committee Nomination Form, linked here, by Friday, March 25, 2022.