Neighborhoods

Save Open Space - Burlington: New Park, Old Problems: Update on the former BC land 04/19/2016

Andy Simon and Ruby Perry, both of Save Open Space-Burlington (SOS-B), discuss New Park, Old Problems: Update on the former BC land with Charles Simpson, of the Coalition for a Livable City.

More info:

www.saveopenspaceburlington.org 

www.lakechamplaincommittee.org

www.southendalliance.org

Burlington Ward 2 and Ward 3 NPA Meeting 04/14/2016

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 2 & 3 meet the second Thursday of the month.

Positively Vermont: Vermont Afterschool 04/13/2016

Host Dennis McMahon speaks with Cassie Willner, Communications Coordinator at Vermont Afterschool, Inc., and Christy Gallese, Burlington School District Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities, to discuss Vermont Afterschool Programs.

More information: http://www.vermontafterschool.org

Burlington Ward 1 and Ward 8 NPA Meeting 04/13/2016

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 1 & 8 meet the second Wednesday of the month.

Williston Development Review Board 04/12/2016

The Williston DRB consists of a seven member Board appointed by the Selectboard for staggered three year terms. This Board is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposed development projects. This includes conditional use, variance, site plan, and subdivision approvals. The Board also reviews Certificates of Appropriateness as recommended by the Historical Preservation Committee.

Representative Peter Welch: Congress on Your Campus - Champlain College 04/07/2016

Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) debuts “Congress on Your Campus,” a new initiative to meet with Vermont college students around the state to learn about issues of concern to them and to give an update about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. For this inaugural event, Welch meets with a section of Champlain College’s “Democracies” class. This initiative builds on Rep. Welch’s long-standing series of “Congress in Your Community” events.

Burlington Education 04/07/2016

Linda Deliduka speaks with Lynda Siegel and Fran Brock, teachers in the Burlington School District on the changes within the education system ranging from pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. 

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 04/07/2016

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.

Vermont Affordable Housing Show: April is Fair Housing Month 04/06/2016

Host Erhard Mahnke speaks with Rachel Batterson, Esq., Director of Housing Discrimination Law Project with Vermont Legal Aid, Inc., on Fair Housing Issues in Vermont.

More information on Housing Discrimination Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid: http://www.vtlegalaid.org  |  http://vtlegalaid.org/publications  |  http://www.vtlawhelp.org/discriminationfair-housing

If you think you’ve been discriminated against or if you just keep hearing that the apartment is already rented, contact: 1-800-889-2047  |  http://www.vtlawhelp.org/discriminationfair-housing

More information on Fair Housing:  CVOEO Fair Housing Project  |  https://www.cvoeo.org  |  802-864-3334 Ext. 202

Vermont Human Rights Commission:  http://hrc.vermont.gov  |  1-800-416-2010

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing resources from the National Low Income Housing Coalition: http://nlihc.org/issues/affh

You can contact Erhard at erhardm '@' vtaffordablehousing.org | (802) 660-9484 | www.vtaffordablehousing.org

Mercy Connections 04/05/2016

Mercy Connections, a Chittenden County (Vermont) nonprofit offers a safe and welcoming place where all are invited to learn, grow, and make positive changes. Mercy Connections’ classes and programs help people identify and achieve their own goals within a community support.

The Vermont Community Leadership Training builds the skills, knowledge, and confidence that enables participants to become effective advocates/agents of positive change. Through their participation in the eleven week program, individuals gain confidence and find their voice to engage in community issues affecting themselves and their families.

In this program leadership training participants share the work they have done in this group: Crystal Berenberg, Marie Rosine Poaty, Stephen Marshall, Mark Karas, and Lauren Charette.

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