Chittenden County

Thoughtful Growth in Action (TGIA) 12/10/2015

Essex Town Selectboard Chair Max Levy and Village President George Tyler are joined by Sue Cook and Ben Gilliam, both Working Group Members of the Thoughful Growth in Action, a committee looking at shared governance for planning functions in the Town of Essex and Village of Essex Junction.

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2015 Chittenden County Municipal Legislative Breakfast 12/10/2015

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission's (CCRPC) 2nd Annual Legislative Breakfast.  The event serves as a forum for a short, focused conversation with local legislators and municipal representatives on key issues and high interest topics important to area municipalities for the upcoming 2015-2016 legislative session.

Re-Imagining Essex's Planning Governance Part III 12/09/2015

Thoughtful Growth in Action (TGIA) hosts this community-wide workshop to confirm Essex residents’ desire to move toward a shared vision, educate about current planning governance, and engage in a conversation about how people would like to see planning governance improved.  This 3rd Working Group meeting has the goals of determining preferred governance structure scenario(s), determining a prioritized set of ideas on how to improve community engagement, and evaluation of Working Group process.

TGIA is a continuation of Heart & Soul of Essex, a two-year project that engaged residents to identify shared values and a vision for the future of the community. Thoughtful Growth emerged from Heart & Soul as one of the community’s top six values, and TGIA is based on the Heart & Soul belief that the community wants to move toward a shared Essex vision that simultaneously honors and builds on the unique characteristics of the Village and the Town outside the Village.

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The 'Y' Connection: Greater Burlington YMCA - Mission and Philanthropy 12/02/2015

Y Connection host Jan Riordan speaks with Joyce Cameron, Director of Development & Community Relations, Marsha Faryniarz, Senior Vice President, and Jess Lukas, Assistant Aquatics Director on how the Greater Burlington YMCA blends mission and philanthropy into their community work.  or (802) 652-8159

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Partnership for Change: Creating a Learning Community 12/01/2015

Guest host Barrie Silver speaks with Josepha Austin, a special education teacher at Burlington High School, Sparks, Director of Equity for the Burlington School District, Ella Causer, a junior at Burlington High School, and Key Nguyen, a junior at Winooski Middle/High School on an October 2015 trip by 24 educators and students from Burlington and Winooski High Schools to New York City on an education innovation tour sponsored by the Partnership for Change and facilitated by I.D.E.A - the Institute for Democratic Education in America. The goals for the tour were for participants to: (1) see "examples in action" of school programs, systems, and learning environments similar to those we are aiming to develop in Winooski and Burlington; and (2) bring back ideas, resources, and insights to share and apply in our own school communities. The tour was designed with the aim of creating a learning community among participants so that they can support each other in bringing what they experience back home.

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Positively Vermont: Essex Junction Train Hop 11/30/2015

Host Dennis McMahon speaks with Darby Mayville, Community Relations/Economic Development Assistant for Essex Junction Village, on the Dec. 11th, 6pm Annual Holiday Kick-off in Essex Junction.

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Channel 17 Testimonials: Channel 17 Testimonial - Veritas 11/24/2015

Brett Gaskill, host of Veritas - a Live@5:25 show airing every 1st Friday of each month, gives feedback on how Channel 17 has made a difference. 


Channel 17 Testimonials: Channel 17 Testimonial - Volunteer Donna Jacobs 11/24/2015

Donna Jacobs, volunteer since 2012 of the Live@5:25 show every Friday of each month, gives feedback about Channel 17 and how it has made a difference in her life.

Channel 17 Testimonials: Stuart Comstock Gay, Vermont Community Foundation 11/23/2015

Common Good Vermont Testimonial - Why does Stuart Comstock Gay, President of the Vermont Community Foundation, appreciate Common Good Vermont?


CUSI: Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations Annual Meeting 11/18/2015

Vickie Rathgeb, Executive Director of the Chittenden Special Investigative Unit (CUSI), and Sergeant Mike Warren, Director of CUSI and others speak to the importance of this organization, with a presentation of a case review by team members.

The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) is a multi-agency task force dedicated to providing criminal investigations in response to reports of sexual assaults and serious child abuse. The professionals within the unit are specially trained to deal with the unique and sensitive nature of sex crimes. Advocacy for the victim is paramount while we strive for successful prosecutions. CUSI will continue to foster cooperative efforts with the municipalities in which it serves while continuing to strengthen its role as a premier law enforcement entity. For More Info Visit:

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