When Governments Cooperate - State Government Municipal DaY 2015

A Day of Workshops for Vermont's Local Officials
Wednesday September 9, 2015
Our Third Municipal Day
at the National Life Building, Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), in cooperation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), invite you to participate in When Governments Cooperate: State Government Municipal Day at the National Life Building in Montpelier, VT on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

When Governments Cooperate: State Government Municipal Day is an all-day event that will include poster presentations and workshops, the opportunity to engage with Agency staff members and municipal colleagues from across the state.

Space is limited and on-line pre-registration is required.

The day begins with coffee, networking opportunities and table displays by a wide variety of State programs. The kick-off plenary session will feature a panel discussion focusing on Vermont's recently passed Clean Water Law.  This overview of the new law will cover impacts on local communities around the State and the status of the law’s implementation.

Workshop sessions will run during the morning and afternoon. You must pre-register for workshops as seating is limited. The $25 registration fee includes both morning coffee and a buffet-style lunch by the New England Culinary Institute at the National Life cafeteria. The event will take place from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm.

State Government Municipal Day Agenda: September 9, 2015

Please click Workshop Session links below to see detailed descriptions

You can also download the Sept 2015 State Government Municipal Day Brochure
which includes the agenda, timetable and workshop descriptions (317 KB PDF)


8:00 - 10:00 am -
   Registration, Table Displays, Coffee and Networking starting at 8:00 am
   Welcome Address and Plenary Session Panel Discussion on Vermont's New Clean Water Law at 9:00 am


10:00 - 11:30 am - Click for Workshop Session 1 details - choices include:

1a. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (Part 1 of 4)
  2. Municipal Projects Done Right
  3. A Multi-Agency Introduction to Municipal Involvement in Act 250
  4. Septic Smart; and the propsed new Watsewater Rules
  5. Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Towns
  6. Invasives Make Bad Neighbors: Manage, Prepare and Prevent the Spread of Invasive Pests and Plants


11:30 - 12:45 pm - Buffet Lunch in the National Life cafeteria


12:45 - 1:45 pm - Click for Workshop Session 2 details - choices include:

1b. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (Part 2 of 4)
  7. Complete Streets are Green Streets
  8. Planning that Matters (Part 1 of 3): Shorter and Clearer Town Plans
  9. This workshop has been canceled - Vermont Recycling Round-Up: Successes and Challenges in Our Communities
10. Lake Encroachment and Shoreland Permitting: Standards and Process
11. Recreation: Trail Planning and ADA Compliance


2:00 - 3:00 pm - Click for Workshop Session 3 details - choices include:

1c. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (Part 3 of 4)
12. Technical Assistance and Grant Opportunities from VTrans' Highway Division
13. Planning that Matters (Part 2 of 3): Engaging the Community
14. Reduce Damage from Flooding! Where to Start?
15. Where Land and Water Meet: Wetland Regulations
16. ANR Lands PILOT: Upcoming Changes and Municipal Feedback


3:15 - 4:15 pm - Click for Workshop Session 4 details - choices include:

1d. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (Part 4 of 4)
17. Road Ready: Are You Prepared for the Storm?
18 Planning that Matters (Part 3 of 3): Tools for Implementing
19. Local Authorization of Emergency Instream Work
20. Natural Resource Inventories:  Forest Blocks, Wildlife Corridors, Natural Communities, and Rare Species!
21. Section 248: Opportunities for Municipal Engagement in Energy Project Planning and Permitting


Past Table Displays have included:

  • Adapting to a Shifting Climate
  • Evolution of Stream Crossings / Flume Demo
  • Local Planning for Recreation
  • Communities Caring for Tree Canopy
  • Environmental Assistance Office – We Can Help
  • Stormwater Master Planning
  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Agency of Natural Resources Grants
  • Forest Land Conservation
  • Solid Waste Programs and Assistance
  • Water Infrastructure Financing Programs
  • Vermont Boat Access Greeter Program
  • Sustainable Water Systems
  • Brownfields
  • Flood Resilience
  • VTrans Technical Assistance and Grants
  • Forest, Parks and Recreation Programs
  • Benefits ANR Lands and Facilities Bring to Your Town
  • Geologic Investigations to Reduce Community Vulnerability


There is a $25.00 registration fee for Municipal Day which includes morning coffee and a buffet lunch by the New England Culinary Institute in the National Life cafeteria. After entering your general registration and billing information, you will be asked to choose one topic for each of the workshop sessions (time slots). 

You can pay with either a credit card or by check. If you wish to pay with a credit card, click the registration link below and chose the green button with the words "Order Now."  If you wish to pay by check, click the registration link below, then click on the words "Show other payment options" (which are just below the green button) and then click on the grey button marked "Pay Offline."  You will be directed to make the check out to "Agency of Natural Resources" and mail it to: 1 National Life Drive, Davis 2  /  Montpelier, VT  05620-3901  /  ATTN:  Penny Percival.

Please review the choices by clicking on the workshop session links above, then
Please click here to register and pay for Municipal Day September 9, 2015.

Location & Parking:

The workshops will be offered at the State offices on the National Life campus in Montpelier, Vermont. Parking information will be sent to registrants at a later date.
Agency of Natural Resources
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3901
Driving directions and Google map

For more information, please contact:

Penny Percival, Agency of Natural Resources


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