Creation of the Agency of Economic Opportunity (Executive Order 05-17)
Sunday, January 15, 2017
An Executive Order to create an Agency of Economic Opportunity. This order reorganizes the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and the Department of Labor (DOL) to directly connect the needs of our employers and workforce. This structure allows for a better, more coordinated, and more accountable approach to advancing economic opportunities for all Vermonters. The new agency will carry out all ACCD functions and all DOL functions with exception of V.O.S.H.A., Project WorkSAFE, and Passenger Tramway Safety, which will move from DOL to the Department of Public Safety. Disapproved by the Senate pursuant to 3 V.S.A. § 2002(b) by Senate Resolution S.R. 6, entitled “Senate Resolution Disapproving Executive Order 05-17” on February 10, 2017.