VPA Annual Meeting
DECEMBER 7, 2018
10AM – 2PM
Middlebury Town Offices
10:00 – Welcome
10:10 – Business Meeting
A. Call to Order
B. Approval of 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes
C. Approval of 2019 Operating Budget
D. Review and Approval of Bylaw Changes
E. Election of Officers for 2019
F. Other Business
11:00 – VPA + NNECAPA Next Steps Presentation 11:30 – Act 250 Working Group Recommendations
12:00 – Lunch (Provided) and presentation on What’s Happening in Middlebury.
1:00 – Harnessing the Energy of Community Advocates
1 – 2 pm | 1 AICP CM (pending)
Overview: Over the course of any community planning process, planners are inevitably going to
interact with community advocates. Finding ways to listen to and channel the knowledge and passion
these individuals or groups have can help increase the effectiveness of public engagement, add
depth to the solutions explored and provide a champion to help plans move into actions. Making sure
these inputs are balanced with other voices and considerations is a vital part of a planner’s job.
It’s not always easy.
This topic will be explored through the experience of four community planners representing small to
large Vermont communities. Learn techniques to integrate advocacy into a planning process. Explore
positive outcomes and how to deal with challenges. Share your stories with your fellow planners.
Meagan Tuttle – City of Burlington
Dean Pierce – Town of Shelburne Steve Lotspeich – Town of Waterbury Chip Sawyer – City of St.
Jen Murray – Town of Middlebury
2:00 – Meeting Close + Social Hour
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