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VLCT Member - Selectboard Essentials

Purchase of this on demand series gives you access to nine(!) essential selectboard training sessions. We are offering these sessions at a steeply discounted rate for governance board members.

Part I - Selectboard Essentials Training Series (Recorded:

  • Session I: Selectboard Legal Roles and Responsibilities - Overview of the selectboard’s legal authority and statutory duties.  Susan Senning, VLCT Staff Attorney II
  • Session II: Transparency Laws Overview and Discussion Forum - This live question and answer forum is a companion to our on demand Transparency Essentials training sessions (available below), We strongly recommend watching the series prior to viewing this session. Facilitators: VLCT Municipal Assistance Center (MAC) attorneys, Garrett Baxter, Carl Andeer, and Susan Senning

Part II - Selectboard Essentials Training Series (Recorded:

  • Session I: PACIF Insurance Trust Overview - An overview of PACIF membership benefits. Speaker: Joe Damiata, Risk Management Services Director
  • Session II: Human Resources 101 -  In this session, attendees will learn about the responsibilities and risks involved in managing a municipal workforce. It will introduce many employment laws to be aware of, managerial best practices, and explain how the VLCT-PACIF Human Resources Consultation Program and other services help members carry out these duties lawfully and effectively.  Speaker: Jill Muhr, VLCT PACIF Senior Human Resources Consultant 
  • Session III: ARPA What The Final Rule Means for Your Town - The Final Rule contains sweeping changes that impact every municipality in Vermont.  In this session, you will learn the latest information about what this unique funding is, how it can be spent and what the requirements are that go along with it.   Speaker: Katie Buckley, VLCT ARPA Assistance and Coordination Program Director

Bonus Content:  Legal & Effective Meetings

Engaging in civil discourse while discussing policy differences and controversial topics can be challenging for local officials, especially when board, commission, and committee members must also make sure to comply with Vermont's Open Meeting Law. In this session you'll hear from experts who will review strategies for working through tough conversations, including a review of best practices for managing and resolving conflicts and how to discuss options when a resolution or agreement is clearly not attainable.  Throughout the presentation a focus will be on how to conduct your meetings legally, even and especially when those meetings are difficult.

Bonus Content - Transparency Essentials Bundle

This bundle of three prerecorded  sessions is being provided because you purchased access to selectboard essentials sessions. Speakers: MAC Attorneys.


  1. Vermont's Open Meeting Law (On Demand)
  2. Managing Conflicts of Interest (On Demand)
  3. Vermont Public Records Act (On Demand)

Recorded sessions reflect current applications of the law at the time of the recording.  Once you submit your order an invoice will be mailed to your organization. The downloadable materials, including the webinar recording and handouts from the session, will be emailed to you on receipt of payment. Please note: if you attended, or registered and paid for the live session, you have free unlimited access to these materials through December 31, 2022. Email us at if you need access restored to the session materials.