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. The links are organized by workshop session and follow the Municipal Day schedule. 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!

Some interesting statistics....please click for Municipal Day 2014 By The Numbers...


Please click Workshop Session links below to see a list of the Workshop Presentation Documents.

8:00 - 9:40 am -
    Registration, Coffee & Poster Presentations in lobby & cafeteria
    Welcome & Opening Remarks at 9:00 am by Governor Shumlin


9:40 - 10:50 am - Workshop Session I Presentation Documents - choices included:

1. Planning for Prosperity (Part 1): Tools You Can Use
2. Flood Resilience (Part 1): Living with the River
3. When a Major Development or Energy Project Comes to Your Town: A Primer on Municipal Involvement in Act 250 and Section 248
4. Managing Roads (Part 1): Best Practices to Maintain Infrastructure, Protect Water Quality, Enhance Safety and Save Money
5a. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)
6. In the Computer Lab: ANR's Natural Resources Atlas

11:00 - Noon - Workshop Session 2 Presentation Documents - choices included:

 7. Planning for Prosperity (Part 2): Creating a Thriving Economy in Your Town
 8. Flood Resilience (Part 2): Plan Ahead!
 9. Don’t Get Left High and Dry: Plan Ahead with Wastewater and Drinking Water Solutions
10. Managing Roads (Part 2): Everything You Need to Know about Stream Crossing Designs to Protect Infrastructure and Habitat
5b. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)
11. In the Computer Lab: ANR's Natural Resources Atlas

Noon - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Workshop Session 3 Presentation Documents - choices included:

12. Better Backroads, Cleaner Water, Healthy Communities: Integrating Action, Funding, Rules, and Common Sense to Reduce Roadway Pollution to Vermont Waters
13. Natural Resource Inventories: A Focus on Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species
14. Universal Recycling Law: Everything Your Town and Citizens Need to Know
15. Getting a Permit: What your Town Needs to Know about Wetlands, Stormwater, Lakes and Ponds
5c. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)

2:10 - 3:30 pm - Workshop Session 4 Presentation Documents - choices included:

16. Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI): Innovative Solutions to Stormwater Woes
17. Prepare for and Prevent Disasters in Your Town
18. Saving Taxpayer Dollars through Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Projects
19. Everyone Needs Clean Water to Drink: Protect Your Town’s Groundwater Resources and Be Prepared for the Future
5d. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (A Four-Part, Hands-on Workshop)
20. In the Computer Lab: BioFinder

You can download the State Government Municipal Day 2014 brochure here (300KB PDF)

Poster Presentations throughout the day in the lobby and cafeteria:

  • Adapting to a Shifting Climate
  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Evolution of Stream Crossings/Flume
  • Local Planning for Recreation
  • Communities Caring for Tree Canopy
  • Environmental Assistance Office - We Can Help
  • Stormwater Master Planning
  • Communicating with ANR
  • ANR Grants Available
  • Forest Land Conservation

Municipal Day 2014 By-The-Numbers:

Registered attendees

  Unique towns represented 
(Coming from Newark to Rockingham to St Albans)
  RPC/RC members attending  21

Also represented:

  State employees 5
  Stratton Corp. employees 5
  Solid waste districts 3
  VLCT 2
  VHCB AmeriCorps 1
Registered as:  
  Planning / Zoning / DRB  44
  Town / Village manager  10
  Select Board members  8
  Road / Highway department  7
  Emergency / Fire / Hazard manager 6
  Community developer  6
  Public Works / Wastewater / Engineer  5
  Transportation planner 3
  Town clerk  2
  Environmental manager  2
  AmeriCorps leader 1
  Town forester 1
  Energy Coordinator  1
  Municipal Legal Council  1
  Book binder  1


For more information, please contact:
Penny Percival, ANR


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