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Commission on Act 250 Begins Public Forums Across Vermont

The Commission on Act 250: The Next 50 Years was established by the Vermont Legislature this year to work on modernizing Act 250, which has regulated development in the state since June 1970. Now, the Commission is holding a series of six public forums to engage Vermonters on their priorities for the future of our landscape and how to maintain its environment and sense of place.

Would you like to attend a forum? You’ll have the chance to talk about what values you want to see preserved and help inform the Commission’s report and any potential legislation. This will not be a town hall type of environment, with open comment periods, but rather an opportunity for facilitated, structured conversation meant to generate a rich exchange of knowledge and ideas about Vermont’s landmark legislation and how it can support Vermont’s environment and communities for the next 50 years.

Representatives and/or Senators from the Commission will be present at all forums. A report of findings will be made available after public engagement initiatives have ended. All feedback received will then be considered in preparing the Commission’s report and any recommended legislation.

Public forum events will be held in Springfield, Manchester, Randolph, Island Pond, Rutland, and Burlington. See schedule of dates below, and keep up with the Commission’s Facebook page for exact locations, which have yet to be determined: https://www.facebook.com/Act250Next50/.

Forum 1: June 27, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Springfield, Vermont
Nolin-Murray Center, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 30 Pleasant Street

Forum 2: July 11, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Manchester, Vermont
Inn at Manchester
Find more info at the Facebook event page by clicking here.

Forum 3: July 25, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm
South Royalton, VT
Vermont Law School

Forum 4: August 22, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Island Pond, VT
American Legion (60 Railroad St)

Forum 5: September 5, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Rutland, Vermont
Franklin Conference Center (1 Scale Ave # 92)

Forum 6: September 12, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Burlington, Vermont
Burlington Elks Lodge (925 North Ave)