Two webinars on Act 250

We’re pleased to offer two webinars all about Act 250, Vermont’s landmark land use law, which turned 50 last week. Act 250 has served Vermont well and has helped keep Vermont’s settlement patterns intact. However, the challenges facing our state have evolved over the last 50 years. Here’s what’s coming up:

Act 250: How did we get here? on Thursday, April 16 at noon
Update, 4/16: Recording available at https://youtu.be/A6oRh7b6Rp8

Act 250: Where are going? on Thursday, April 23 at noon
Update, 4/23: Recording available at https://youtu.be/ipNOxEAo5Lk

In the first installment, VNRC’s Brian Shupe and Jon Groveman provide a brief history of Act 250, detailing how the venerable law has benefited Vermont since it was enacted in 1970. They also begin to outline the ways the law can be improved to better serve Vermont into the future by helping us meet the new challenges that lie ahead. 

In Part 2, Shupe and Groveman explore the status of an Act 250 modernization bill that’s currently in the Legislature — put on hold as lawmakers respond to the COVID-19 crisis — and discuss what may come next.

Recordings are available (see above) for those unable to join.