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ECOS in Action: Gateways To Winooski 06/18/2014

 The City of Winooski announced a Gateway Corridor Project recently that will update the City's zoning regulations, impacting future growth and overall character of the City.  CCRPC Senior Planner Regina Mahony, speak with host Mike Cohen on this project.  more information: www.winooskigateways.com  ECOS is a project of CCRPC.org  www.ecosproject.com

Wards 2 & 3 NPA Meeting 06/12/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Wards 2 & 3 meet the second Thursday of the month. Meeting place: McClure Multi-Generational Center 241 North Winooski Avenue, Next to QTees.

The Vermont Summit on Working Families 06/12/2014

Governor Madeleine Kunin, along with advocates, policy makers, and business and labor leaders, talk about supporting working Vermont families.
This event is sponsored by a partnership of organizations: Family Values at Work, Hunger Free Vermont, Main Street Alliance, Main Street Landing, the Vermont Commission on Women, Vermont Legal Aid, the Vermont Paid Sick Days Coalition, Vermont Works for Women, the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Workers’ Center, and Voices for Vermont’s Children.

Downtown Housing Strategy Report Public Forum 06/12/2014

Mayor Weinberger and CEDO host this public forum to solicit feedback and comment on the Downtown Housing Strategy Report prepared by HR&A Advisors. The feedback will be used to develop a strategic housing plan in consultation with stakeholders, including the affordable housing community, the active transportation community, local employers, AARP, our major institutions, the development community, Preservation Burlington, and environmental groups. CEDO staff will incorporate the report findings and public comments into a Housing Action Plan. A draft of the plan will be presented for public comment at a second public meeting in early September, with the goal of having the plan adopted by full City Council in fall 2014.

Burlington Ward 1 NPA Meeting 06/11/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 1 meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Burlington School Commissioners: BHS Innovative Programs 06/05/2014

 Ward 1 School Board member Keith Pillsbury is joined by BHS Principal Amy Mellencamp and others to discuss the innovative ongoing work at the high school (Year End Studies (YES) Program, Patnership for Change, etc...)  For more information visit the district web site:  www.bsdvt.org

Burlington Telecom Advisory Board 06/04/2014

Agenda: http://www.burlingtontelecom.net/About-Us/Burlington-Telecom-Advisory-Board

Green Mountain Care Board Meeting, Afternoon Session 05/29/2014

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) “traveling board meeting” with brief presentations from Vermont health leaders.

The traveling board meeting will feature several Vermont health leaders discussing topics of interest in the Burlingtonarea:

The role of Vermont’s academic health center, with John Brumsted, M.D., president and CEO, Fletcher Allen Health Care; Frederick Morin, M.D., dean, University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine; and Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., dean, UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Community health centers, with Jack Donnelly, CEO, Community Health Centers of Burlington.

Community mental health and substance abuse services, with Todd Centybear, executive director, HowardCenter.

Home care and end-of-life care, with Judy Peterson, RN, president and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties.

The GMCB is an independent state agency charged with regulating Vermont’s health system; evaluating the health and financial impacts of health reform; and promoting innovations to make health care affordable and to improve Vermonters’ health.

“Vermont’s Legislature created the GMCB with transparency and public involvement in mind,” said Al Gobeille, chair of the GMCB. “We have designed these two events to encourage public participation, and we hope people in the Burlington area take the time to get involved.”

For more information http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/

Green Mountain Care Board: "Health Insurance Rate" Public forum 05/29/2014

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) public forum on health insurance rates.

The health insurance rate forum will focus on understanding the cost of health insurance and on efforts to contain the growth in insurance rates – which the GMCB regulates. The forum will feature a panel of Vermont leaders in insurance, hospitals, and consumer advocacy:

Kevin Goddard, vice president of external affairs and sales, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont.
Susan Gretkowski, senior government relations strategist, MVP Health Care.
Peter Sterling, executive director, Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security.
Lila Richardson, staff attorney, Office of Health Care Advocate.
Michael Del Trecco, vice president of finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.
The GMCB is an independent state agency charged with regulating Vermont’s health system; evaluating the health and financial impacts of health reform; and promoting innovations to make health care affordable and to improve Vermonters’ health.

“Vermont’s Legislature created the GMCB with transparency and public involvement in mind,” said Al Gobeille, chair of the GMCB. “We have designed these two events to encourage public participation, and we hope people in the Burlington area take the time to get involved.”

For more information http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/

Chittenden Solid Waste District 05/28/2014

Chittenden Solid Waste District's mission is to provide efficient, economical, and environmentally sound management of solid waste generated by residents and businesses within its member towns and cities of Chittenden County. 

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