Chittenden County

Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce: Legislative Agenda - Launch VT Program 01/06/2016

LCRCC President and CEO Tom Torti hosts Katie Taylor, Director of Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship, Brad Worthen, Board Member, and Clara Kelly, Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Coordinator.  Brad speaks to the Legislative Agenda for the business community, while Katie and Clara speak to the Burlington Young Professionals 'Launch VT' program.  

More information about the LCRCC at: http://www.vermont.org/chamber

Partnership for Change: English Language Learning Student Programs 01/05/2016

Partnership for Change Executive Director Hal Colston hosts Miriam Ehtesham-Cating, BSD English Language Learner Director, and Lynda Siegel, ELL Teacher in the STEP Program (Studying Toward English Proficiency).

For more information: www.partnershipvt.org

Chittenden Solid Waste District 12/16/2015

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. 

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.

More information on TGIA:  www.essextgia.com

More information at: www.essexjunction.org  and  www.essex.org

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.

More information at: www.essextgia.com

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.  www.gbymca.org/give  or (802) 652-8159

The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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.

For more information: www.partnershipvt.org

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.

More information: http://www.ejrp.org/train-hop.html

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