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Chittenden Solid Waste District Part 1 04/01/2015

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.

ECOS in Action: The State of Chittenden County - ECOS Leaders Reflect on Accomplishments, Trends, High Priority Actions 03/30/2015

CCRPC Executive Director Charlie Baker, Martha Maksym, Executive Director of United Way of Chittenden County, and Tom Torti, President and CEO of Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, speak to the accomplishments of the ECOS project in addressing: Attractive enviroment for responsible growth; Transportation,zoning, sewer and clean lake initiatives; Retention of jobs and marketing of the region for jobs; Reducing the widening income gap; Interconnectedness of educatoin, income, health; Housing Affordability and the importance of education.  ecosproject.com/2014-annual-report

ECOS is a project of CCRPC.org  www.ecosproject.com

Burlington Ward 4 and Ward 7 NPA Meeting 03/25/2015

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Wards 4 & 7 meet the third Tuesday of the month. Meeting place: Robert E. Miller Community Center 130 Gosse Court.

More on Redistricting: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CityCouncil/Ward-Redistricting/

150th Anniversary of the Burlington Police Department 03/23/2015

Senator Patrick Leahy makes a special presentation to the Burlington Police Department on the occasion of its 150th anniversary celebration, held in conjunction with the annual Queen City Police Foundation luncheon.

Burlington CEDO Show: 100,000 Homes Initiative Follow-up 03/23/2015

Marcy Krumbine Esbjerg, Assistant Director for Community Development, speaks with Chris Brzovic, Burlington Housing Authority Americorps member, on the 100,000 Homes Initiative to survey the homeless.  Burlington CEDO Office's monthly show.   To ready SevenDays recent article: http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/turning-the-longtime-homeless-population-into-tenants/Content?oid=2532713

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission 03/18/2015

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Organization (CCRPC) promotes cooperation among the 19 municipalities of the Chittenden County region.

Burlington Ward 2 and Ward 3 NPA Meeting 03/12/2015

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

Burlington Ward 1 and Ward 8 NPA Meeting 03/11/2015

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's eight 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 1 and 8 meet the second Wednesday of the month.

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 03/05/2015

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 6 meets the first Thursday of the month. Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street.

Burlington School Commissioners: The Act of Teaching 03/05/2015

School Board Chair Patrick Hallady speaks with Rebecca Haslam, Teacher at the Champlain School and Vermont Teacher of the Year, as well as Christina Norland, Music Teacher at Edmunds Elementary and alternate Vermont Teacher of the Year on the 'act of teaching'.  For more information visit the district web site:  www.bsdvt.org

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