Governor Phil Scott and Cabinet Members Head to Orleans County for Second Round of their “Capitol For A Day” Initiative

25 October 2019

The Scott Administration will be in Orleans County on Tuesday, October 29 for its Capitol for a Day initiative, a 14-county tour launched by the Governor in 2018.

Tuesday’s visit will mark the fourth stop on the second round of the Capitol for a Day tours, having visited all 14 counties between June 2018 and April 2019 and beginning again in July 2019.

Capitol for a Day gives local constituents, municipal government leaders and other partners the opportunity to connect directly with state leadership and staff.

Follow along on social media using the #VTCapitol4aDay hashtag.

 

Tuesday, October 29

GOVERNOR SCOTT’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Cabinet Meeting

Northern Star, Gateway Center, 84 Fyfe Dr., Newport

Who: Governor Scott; cabinet; extended cabinet; and legislators 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Newport Early Childhood Center Visit & Tour

84 Farrant St., Newport

Who: Governor Scott; Commerce Secretary Lindsay Kurrle; Human Services Secretary Mike Smith; Housing and Community Development Commissioner Josh Hanford;​ Acting Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington; and legislators

 

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Tour Northern State Correctional Facility

Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF), 2559 Glen Rd., Newport

Who: ​Governor Scott; Human Services Secretary Mike Smith; Corrections Commissioner Mike Touchette; Digital Services Secretary John Quinn; and Racial Equity Executive Director Xusana Davis

*Members of the press wishing to participate should email rebecca.kelley@vermont.gov and must follow the Vermont Department of Corrections media policy.

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coventry Village School Lunch & Tour

348 Route 5, Coventry

Who: Governor Scott; cabinet; extended cabinet; and legislators ​

 

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Presentation of a Spirit of the ADA Award

EM Brown & Son, 169 Main St., Barton

Who: ​Governor Scott; Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living Commissioner Monica Hutt; Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington; and Administration Secretary Susanne Young

 

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tour Hill Farmstead Brewery

403 Hill Rd., Greensboro Bend

Who: Governor Scott; Agriculture, Food & Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts; and Agriculture Food & Markets Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman

 

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC EVENTS WITH CABINET & EXTENDED CABINET

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Presentation and Discussion: Understanding Your Education Property Tax

North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave., Newport

Who: Education Secretary Daniel French; Tax Acting Commissioner Craig Bolio; and Tax Economist and Director of Policy Douglas Farnham

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Tour Lavender Essentials of Vermont

2103 Herrick Rd., Derby

Who: ​Agriculture, Food & Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts; and Agriculture, Food & Markets Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Public Transit Initiatives Discussion

Northeast Kingdom Human Services, 181 Crawford Rd., Newport

Who: ​Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn; and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Peter Walke

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Community Conversations & Tour at the Goodrich Memorial Library

Goodrich Memorial Library, 2002 Main St., Newport

Who: State Librarian Jason Broughton; Administration Secretary Susanne Young; and Racial Equity Executive Director Xusana Davis

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presentation: Building Communities Grants & Human Resources Support

Kingdom Brewing, 353 Coburn Hill Rd., Newport

Who: ​Buildings and General Services Commissioner Chris Cole; Human Resources Commissioner Beth Fastiggi; Administration Secretary Susanne Young; and Kingdom Brewing owners Brian and Jennifer Cook

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Adding Value to High Quality Hardwood Logs - Veneer Mill Tour

Columbia Forest Products, 115 Columbia Way, Newport

Who: ​Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Peter Walke; Forests, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder; and Forests, Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln

 

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Northeast Kingdom Learning Services Tour & Visit

Newport Community Education Center, 1 Main St., Newport

Who: Education Secretary Daniel French​

 

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Eden Specialty Ciders Tour & Discussion

150 Main St., Newport

Who: ​Agriculture, Food & Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts; and Agriculture, Food & Markets Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

North Country Engineering Tour & Visit

106 John Taplin Rd., Derby

Who: Commerce Secretary Lindsay Kurrle; Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein; Workforce and Training Director John Young​; and Acting Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington

 

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lowell Graded School Tour & Visit

52 Gelo Park Rd., Lowell

Who: Education Deputy Secretary Heather Bouchey​

 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Forest Management in the Northeast Kingdom: Logging and Firewood Production

165 Maple Ridge Rd., (via Sanderson Rd.), West Charleston

Who: Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Peter Walke; ​Forests, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder; Forests, Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln; Damon Smith of Damon Smith Timber Harvesting; and Meadowsend Timberlands Consulting Forester Ryan Kilborn

 

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Butterworks Farm Tour & Discussion

421 Trumpass Rd., Westfield

Who: ​Agriculture, Food & Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts; and Agriculture, Food & Markets Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman​

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Procurement Presentation

Emory Hebard State Office Building, 100 Main St., Conference Room 250, Newport

Who: ​Buildings and General Services Commissioner Chris Cole

 

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Public Safety Meeting with Fire Service, Emergency Management & EMS

Newport Fire Department, 350 Western Ave., Newport, VT 05855, Newport

Who: Public Safety Deputy Commissioner Christopher Herrick; Vermont Emergency Management Deputy Director Chip Deasy; Division of Fire and Safety Director Michael Desrochers; Racial Equity Executive Director Xusana Davis; and representatives from the Department of Health

 

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

North Country Union High School Tour & Visit

209 Veterans Ave., Newport

Who: Education Deputy Secretary Heather Bouchey​

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Built by Newport Tour & Visit

450 Main St., Newport

Who: Commerce Secretary Lindsay Kurrle; Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein; and Workforce and Training Director John Young

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Community Conversations & Tour of the Albany Library

Albany Public Library, 530 Main St., Albany

Who: ​State Librarian Jason Broughton

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Adding Value to Lower Quality Hardwood Logs – Producing Railroad Ties and Hardwood Flooring for Export Markets

LaBranche Lumber Company, 13 Drowns Mill Rd., Newport

Who: ​Forests, Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln​

 

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Newport Bike Tour

117 Waterfront Plaza, Newport

Who: ​Forests, Parks & Recreation Commissioner and VOREC Chair Michael Snyder; Housing & Community Development Commissioner and VOREC Vice Chair Josh Hanford; Forests, Parks & Recreation Director of Lands Administration & Recreation Becca Washburn; Newport City Manager Laura Dolgin; Town of Newport Recreation Director Jessica Booth; Vermont Land Trust staff; North Country High School staff and students; Memphremagog Trails board members; and Newport Downtown Development staff

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting with Orleans Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Bev Davis

130 Kinsey Rd., Barton

Who: Deputy Secretary Heather Bouchey​

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion: 2019 Legislative Session and Prewritten Software Accessed Remotely

Old Stone House Museum, Grammar School meeting room, 109 Old Stone House Rd., Brownington

Who: Tax Acting Commissioner Craig Bolio; and Tax Economist and Director of Policy Douglas Farnham

 

Please note, events and meetings that are not open to the general public are not listed.

 

This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

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Montpelier, VT 05609
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