When Governments Cooperate - State Government Municipal Day 2014
A Day of Workshops for Vermont's Local Officials
Monday March 31, 2014
at the National Life Building in Montpelier

Workshop Presentation Documents

Thanks to all who joined us for State Government Municipal Day 2014. We have included links to the presentations below. We encourage you to share this information with others in your organizations. If you have additional questions, your registration packets include the contact information of your presenters. Thank you again for attending!

Workshop Session 2 (11:00 – 12 Noon)

7. Planning for Prosperity (Part 2):  Creating a Thriving Economy in Your Town

Presentation Documents:
Workshop7 Prosperity Part2 - Compiled
Workshop7 Prosperity Part2 - Handout

Municipalities can help local economies thrive through a wide range of state programs to support economic development with investments in water and wastewater infrastructure, to avoid damage from floods, and redevelop brownfield sites.  An interagency line-up will offer fast-paced 5-10 minute ‘lightning talks’ on a variety of programs available to municipalities, highlighting successful examples from around the state. Presentations will focus on key points only and the speakers will linger afterwards to chat if you want to learn more.
Presenters:  Faith Ingulsrud (ACCD), Richard Amore (ACCD), Sally Hull (ACCD), Chris Cole (VTrans), Winslow Ladue (DEC), Trish Coppolino (DEC), Stephanie Smith (AAFM) and Matt Langlais (FPR)

8. Flood Resilience (Part 2):  Plan Ahead!

Presentation Documents:
Workshop8 - Flood Resilience 4105KB PDF

What are river corridors and why are they important? Learn about the new statewide maps of river corridors that will soon be available and how your community can use them to avoid future flood damage.  Get a pre-release view of a new, one-stop web portal that will explore how municipalities can improve their flood resilience and how this will benefit them immediately and in the long term. Learn about how your community can address flooding and improve your post-disaster funding.
Presenters:  Rob Evans (DEC), Ben Rose (DPS), Ned Swanberg (DEC)

9.  Don’t Get Left High and Dry:  Plan Ahead with Wastewater and Drinking Water Solutions

Presentation Documents:
Workshop9 - Infrastructure Financing 5437KB PDF

Got water and sewer infrastructure? No? Got water and sewer infrastructure that needs repairs? Not sure how to pay for MS4 planning? Come to learn about the Water Infrastructure Financing Programs’ Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Loans, Grants, & Planning Advances, as well as some technical options and other funding options that may be available to your community.
Presenters:  Winslow Ladue (DEC), Lynnette Whitney (DEC), Eric Law (DEC), Ashley Lucht (DEC), Josh Hanford (ACCD), and Rhonda Shippee (USDA)

10. Managing Roads (Part 2):  Everything You Need to Know about Stream Crossing Designs to Protect Infrastructure and Habitat

Presentation Documents:
Workshop10 Part1of2 - Stream Crossings
6963KB PDF
Workshop10 Part2of2 - River Processes 2271KB PDF

This session will explore the effects of stream crossings on Vermont’s ecology, stream processes and flood risks and discusses recent advances in stream crossing design and construction.
Presenters:  Rich Kirn (F&W), Shayne Jaquith (DEC), and Staci Pomeroy (DEC)

5b. Vermont's Ecology & Environment:  An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)

No Presentation Documents for Workshop 5b

In this four-part workshop, participants will learn important context and scientific concepts involved in planning for natural resources. This course will expose participants to the full suite of issues at play for natural resources planning, from forests and wildlife to floodplains and climate change. Presentations on Context, Scale, and Whole Communities are interspersed with interactive hands-on activities that make this an intensive and exciting training.
Presenters: Jens Hilke (F&W), Danielle Fitzko (FPR), Ethan Swift (DEC), Rebecca Pfeiffer (DEC), and Alison Thomas (F&W)
Note: This is a four part workshop. 

11. In the Computer Lab: ANR's Natural Resources Atlas

No Presentation Documents for Workshop 11

This hands-on session will introduce you to, and teach you to use ANR’s Natural Resource Atlas. The Atlas provides geographic information about environmental features and sites that the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources manages, monitors, permits, or regulates. This includes, for example wetlands, public water sources and conserved lands. In addition to standard map navigation tools, this site allows you to link from sites to documents where available, generate reports, export search results, import data, search, measure, mark-up, query map features, and print PDF maps. This tool will be useful for the town planning, development review, and managing town owned properties.  (Note:  This workshop is a repeat from Session 1. )
Presenters:  Erik Engstrom (ANR)


A Guide to State Agency Abbreviations:

AAFM  Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
ACCD  Agency of Commerce and Community Development
ANR  Agency of Natural Resources
DEC  Department of Environmental Conservation
DOH  Vermont Department of Health
DPS  Department of Public Safety
FPR  Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation
F&W  Department of Fish & Wildlife
PSD  Public Service Department
NRB  Natural Resources Board
USDA US Department of Agriculture
VTrans  Vermont Agency of Transportation
You can find a comprehensive list at: http://governor.vermont.gov/contact-us


Municipal Day 2014 main page

ANR Central Office Dept. of Environmental Conservation Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation Other Departments & Agencies You & the Environment Maps & Mapping at ANR Links of interest to Students and Teachers Vermont State web site home calendar find publications contacts permits