Rutland Workshop

When Governments Cooperate - State Government Municipal Day

A Day of Workshops for Vermont's Local Government Officials

The full-day, single-track workshop in Rutland took place on November 1.  If you didn't get a chance to join us, we hope to see you next year. You can find the agenda below or download a printable version.

8:00-8:30  Registration, Coffee and Pastries

8:30-9:25  Welcome:  Who We Are and How We Serve Municipalities

  • Rick Oberkirch, Permit Specialist and Patrick Lowkes, Environmental Enforcement Officer (Environmental Compliance Division, DEC) -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)
  • Angela Repella (Army Corps of Engineers) -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)

9:25-9:30 Break

9:30-11:00 Funding Panel: Basins, Rivers, and Floodplains
Angie Allen, Allison Lewis, Jim Pease, Dave Rosa

A panel of Department of Environmental Conservation staffers will help you navigate rivers and floodplain issues: Basin Planning, Ecosystem Restoration Program Grants, Stormwater Master Planning, Flood and River Corridors. End with Q&A session for the panel.

Presentations (open as a PDF)

11:00-11:10 Break

11:10-12:20 Funding Panel: Municipal Roads and Wastewater
Joel Perrigo, Jim Ryan, Lynnette Claudon

A panel of Department of Environmental Conservation and Vermont Agency of Transportation staffers will help you navigate municipal roads and wastewater issues: Better Back Roads Program, Municipal Roads General Permit, Wastewater. End with Q&A session for the panel.

Presentations (open as a PDF)

12:20-1:00  Lunch (provided) and Networking

1:00-2:10  Lightning Round
A medley of short presentations by staffers from the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Forests Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Elias Erwin - Flush It and Forget It: Wastewater -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)
  • Mia Roethlein - The Next Frontier of Universal Recycling -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)
  • Emma Hanson - Transitioning to Automated Wood Heat -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)

2:10-2:15 Break

2:15-3:40  Lightning Round (continued)
A medley of short presentations by staffers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Agency of Agriculture Food Markets

  • Tyler Brown - Resolving Beaver Conflicts -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)
  • Monica Przyperhart - Municipal Conservation Commissions -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)
  • Monica Przyperhart - Land Use Planning Tool: BioFinder -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)
  • Kaitlin Hayes & Nina Gage - Where Agriculture and Municipalities Intersect -- Presentation (opens as a PDF)

3:40-3:50 How Else Can We Help?
Zapata Courage (Department of Environmental Conservation)

A short review of last year’s Rutland Municipal Day presentations as a refresher and invitation for follow-up questions.

Presentation (opens as a PDF)

4:00  Adjourn