St. Michael’s College professor Susan Ouellette will discuss the amazing journal of a woman whose diary captures not only the everyday life of an ordinary woman in early nineteenth-century Vermont and New York, but also the unusual happenings of her family, neighborhood, and beyond. (Admission is free; donations appreciated)
Burlington School Board candidates for the Ward 5 seat Susanmarie Harrington (incumbent), Mike Fisher, and Nicole Twohig outline their platforms. Matt Kelly moderates.
During the forum it was noted by the moderator that Vermont is a right-to-work state. Nicole Twohig provided links after the program that shows Vermont is not one of the 26 states where this is the case.
Burlington School Board candidate Clare Wool is interviewd for the Ward 6 seat. Incumbent Stephanie Seguino is on the ballot but withdrew her candidacy. Moderated by Matt Kelly.
As a strategy to realize both positive social and financial returns, impact investing is gaining traction as an effective way to advance the work traditionally taken up by nonprofit organizations.
Join Common Good Vermont and Simeon Chapin, Director of Social & Community Development for Vermont State Employees Credit Union; Jake Ide, Director of Investment & Philanthropy for the Vermont Community Loan Fund; Mark Redmond, Executive Director Spectrum and Detail Works; and Laura Jacoby, Executive Director Old Spokes Home, to learn more about opportunities for opportunities for Vermont-loving impact investors.
Learn more about Social Impact Investing at www.commongoodvt.org.
Burlington School Board candidates for the Ward 3 seat Liz Curry (incumbent. Ib Nar was not available to attend this live event. Moderated by Matt Kelly.
The five members of the Essex Junction Planning Commission are appointed by the Village Trustees. The commission meets on the first and third Thursday of each month to review development applications, update the Land Development Code, and assist in the update of the Comprehensive Plan.
Host Margaret Harrington talks with Dr. John F. Reuwer about the dangers of nuclear war and what can be done as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have set the clock one minute closer to approaching atomic meltdown at Two Minutes to Midnight. Dr. Reuwer speaks as a Doctor for Peace and a decades long member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He talks about the upcoming week-long festival of nuclear related movies which will be shown around Burlington sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center.
At Town Meeting this year, voters in many communities will be asked whether to form the Chittenden County Public Safety Authority, a new union municipal district to provide regional emergency dispatch services. The Public Safety Authority would serve as the central hub to dispatch police, fire and rescue personnel for the communities it serves, and take on the role as the region’s 911 call answering center.
Hosts Diane Myerhoff and Morgan True give viewers a preview of town and city affairs that will be addressed on March 6, 2018, for Town Meeting Day around Channel 17's areas of municipal coverage: Burlington, Winooski, South Burlington, Williston/Saint George, and Essex Town and Village.
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.
Meeting place: McClure Lobby Conference Room, FAHC/UVM Medical Center
The Burlington Electric Commission is a citizen body appointed by the Burlington City Council to oversee Vermont’s largest municipally owned electric utility and exclusive provider of electricity to Burlington residents and businesses. Regular meetings are held in the auditorium at Burlington Electric Department, 585 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont.