FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2022 State and Local Government Municipal Day
Trainings for Vermont’s Local Officials and Volunteers
Montpelier, VT (August 18, 2022) – The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is announcing its 9th annual Municipal Day. The event is an opportunity to network and build relationships between the state and local towns to strengthen and create invaluable bonds through cooperative learning. Plan now to reserve your spot for the October 28, 2022, event.
Municipal Day is an opportunity to inform and empower Vermont’s local officials and volunteers through workshops presented by state officials. From planning and zoning officials to town managers and selectboard members, participants will learn the most up-to-date information to apply in their daily work.
“The work of local governments is integral to the Agency’s efforts to steward and manage Vermont’s natural resources and protect human health. Municipal Day provides opportunities for shared learning and building stronger relationships between state and local officials, “says ANR Secretary Julie Moore.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about ANR’s work and the tools available to help their communities. While trainings are specifically tailored to municipal officials, any community member who would like to learn more about ANR’s work is invited to participate.
Ted Brady, Executive Director of the Vermont League of Cities & Towns, said “this year’s Municipal Day will offer local officials insights in how state agencies are spending infrastructure funding, how to access state services to make their communities stronger and more resilient, and access to people eager to help. It’s a great one-stop shop for any community leader who wants to get to work.”
Registration begins this September for the October 28, 2022, event. Workshop topics include federal funding opportunities, land use planning, environmental justice, navigating Act 250, noxious weed management, and much more. Workshops also provide useful information on current issues and the resources that are in place to help.
The full-day session costs $30, including morning coffee with pastries, lunch, and a welcome bag including complimentary State Park passes. Find the agenda, workshop descriptions and a printable brochure to share with your colleagues on ANR’s Municipal Day web page.
Space is limited. Register online starting September 15, 2022.
2022 State and Local Government Municipal Day is sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in collaboration with our partners at the Vermont Emergency Management, Natural Resources Board, Agency of Commerce and Community Development, and the Agency of Agriculture Food, and Markets.