Aging, Educating and Agriculture - This Week

January 24, 2012

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Monday 1/23/12 at 4:30 p.m.

Burlington Livable Community Project: Livable Communities, Aging Issues, Burlington Mayor's Election 12/20/2011 Greg Marchildon, AARP Vermont State Director, joins host Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur.  Burlington Livable Community Project is engaging residents, community organizations and the City to make changes so people of all ages can live in the setting of their choice, get around the city in a variety of ways, and engage fully in the life of our community.  For more information visit the AARP Site. 

Tuesday 1/24/12 at 11 a.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations: Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Keynote Speaker Wallace 'Famous' Amos 01/15/2012 Annual Celebration features keynote speaker Wallace 'Famous' Amos.  Amos, an Air Force veteran who worked as a talent agent with the William Morris Agency, would send home-baked chocolate chip cookies to celebrities to entice them to meet with him and maybe sign a deal to be represented by the William Morris Agency. In 1975, Amos took the advice of some friends and opened a cookie more...

Wednesday 1/25/12 at 9:40 a.m.

Paul Gorski-Ten Things I Can Do to Be a Better Multicultural Educator 01/16/2012 The Burlington School District Equity Council and Diversity & Equity Office welcome Paul Gorski, long-time board member of the National Association for Multicultural Education, founder of EdChange and Multicultural Pavilion, and nationally recognized consultant on equity and social justice in education.  On January 16, 2012, Dr. Gorski spoke with district teachers, staff and the larger Burlington community as part of an in-service session at the Burlington High School Auditorium.

Thursday 1/26/12 at 1 p.m.

Urban Agriculture Task Force Meeting 01/18/2012 The Urban Agriculture Task Force was created in March, 2011, by the Burlington City Council to study issues of urban agriculture and provide policy recommendations for issues around keeping livestock, composting, urban gardening, and more. The Task Force is a citizen-led group charged with “recommending to the City Council a cohesive urban agriculture policy, improved rules and regulations addressing urban agriculture and steps to better promote urban agriculture in Burlington.” These recommendations will be provided to City Council by March, 2012, in the form of a written report.

Friday 1/27/12 at 3 p.m. 

Special City Council Meeting on the FY2013 City Budget 01/17/2012 The Burlington City Council meets on Mondays, three times each month at 7pm. Their meetings air live on Channel 317 (Burlington Telecom) and on Channel 17 at the air times listed below. Meeting schedules, agendas and minutes can be found here. This Special Meeting includes City Department Heads speaking to impacts of budgetary constraints. 

Saturday 1/28/12 at 3:40 p.m.

Common Good Vermont: Benchmarks for a Better Vermont: Results Based Accountability 01/11/2012 Monica Weeber (Director of Planning & Organizational Development) and Amy Carmola Hauf (Director of Community Impact & Engagement) of the United Way of Chittenden County discuss how nonprofits can improve their effectiveness with Results Based Accountability. They provide an overview of the RBA approach and discuss how Vermont nonprofits can learn more through the Benchmarks for a Better Vermont program.

Sunday 1/29/12 at 1 p.m.

Under the Dome: Chittenden County Legislative Interview with Representative Terry Macaig (D) 01/23/2012 Interview with local legislators on their initiatives and perspectives. Representative Terry Macaig (D) Chitt 2, talks with Nick Carter of Channel 17 about legislative priorities focusing particular attention on the work of the Institutions & Corrections committee. 

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Go to the State House ~ Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day Thursday, February 9th at 9:00 a.m. 

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Action Alert: Burlington City Council to Finalize BT Sale on 11/17

The City Council is scheduled to finalize the “sale-leaseback” of Burlington Telecom to Bluewater Holdings. This agreement was approved by the Vermont Public Service Board in late October. The sale of BT to Bluewater Holdings enables Burlington to generate $6 million of the $10 million settlement agreement reached with Citibank to resolve the City's $33 million loan default of 2009. 

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