Governor Phil Scott and Cabinet Members will be in Essex County Monday for “Capitol For A Day” Initiative

21 February 2020

WHAT: The Scott Administration will be in Essex County on Monday, February 24 for its Capitol for a Day initiative, a 14-county tour launched by the Governor in 2018.

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

“I’m really looking forward to visiting Essex County again, as it’s a top example of why we’ve undertaken this initiative,” said Governor Scott. “Capitol for a Day is about listening to those we don’t get to hear from every day in Montpelier. We need to understand how policies impact Essex, Orleans, Bennington and other counties differently than they do in Chittenden or Washington counties.”

Follow along on social media using the #VTCapitol4aDay hashtag.

WHEN:Monday, February 24 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(Details below)                            

WHERE: Various locations throughout Essex County.

GOVERNOR SCOTT’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE

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

Cabinet Meeting

Beecher Falls Volunteer Fire Department, 1252 VT Route 253, Beecher Falls

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

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Tour of Ethan Allen Sawmill

1280 VT Route 253, Beecher Falls

Who: Governor Scott; Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore; Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein; Forests, Parks & Recreation​ Commissioner (FPR) Michael Snyder; and FPR Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln

 

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

Tour of Canaan Career Technical Center and Discussion of Vermont/New Hampshire Interstate Committee

Canaan High School, 99 School St., Canaan

Who: Governor Scott; Education Secretary Dan French; Acting Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington; Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) Commissioner Michael Snyder; and FPR Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln 

 

​11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meet & Greet with North Country Chamber of Commerce

April's Maple, 6507 VT Route 114, Canaan

Who: Governor Scott; cabinet; extended cabinet; regional business leaders; and legislators​​

 

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

Tour Sweet Tree Holdings

1 Sweet Tree Lane, Island Pond

Who: Governor Scott; Public Service Commissioner June Tierney; Public Service Director of Efficiency & Energy Services T.J. Poor; Public Service Energy Program Specialist Barry Murphy; Agriculture Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman; Agricultural Development Division Section Chief Laura Ginsburg; Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) Commissioner Michael Snyder; FPR Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln; Vermont Electric Cooperative Energy Services Planner Lisa Morris; Vermont Electric Cooperative Newport Operations Supervisor Chris Lawson; Vermont Electric Cooperative Newport Group Leader Mark Hinton; Efficiency Vermont Associate Director, Utility Service Integration Paul Lambert; Efficiency Vermont C&I Energy Engineering Consultant John Thibeault; and Sweet Tree Holdings Chief Operating Officer Joseph J. Russo, Jr.

 

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

Community Health Discussion

Island Pond Health & Dental Center, 82 Maple St., Island Pond

Who: Governor Scott; and Human Services Secretary Mike Smith​

This schedule is subject to change.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC EVENTS WITH CABINET & EXTENDED CABINET

 

9:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

Meeting With Northest Kingdom Community Action (Serving Essex, Orleans and Caledonia counties)

253 Gale St., Newport

Who: Education Secretary Daniel French​

 

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

Tour & Visit April's Maple

6507 VT Route 114, Canaan

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore; Agriculture Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman; Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) Commissioner Michael Snyder; FPR Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln; and Agriculture Development Section Chief Laura Ginsburg​​

 

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

Agency of Administration Group Presentation and Discussion

Lunenburg and Concord Town Offices, 9 West Main St., Lunenburg

Who: ​Human Resources Commissioner Beth Fastiggi; Buildings and General Services Commissioner Chris Cole; Finance and Management Commissioner Adam Greshin; and State Librarian Jason Broughton

 

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

Vermont/New Hampshire Interstate Committee Discussion

Canaan High School, 99 School St., Canaan

Who: Education Secretary Daniel French​

 

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tour Sparrow Arc Farm

6650 VT Route 102, Guildhall

Who: ​Agriculture Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman; and Agricultural Development Section Chief Laura Ginsburg

 

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

Understanding Your Education Property Tax

Island Pond Welcome Center, 11 Birch St., Island Pond

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

 

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

Discussion: Tax Policy in the 2020 Legislative Session

Island Pond Welcome Center, 11 Birch St., Island Pond

Who: Administration Secretary Susanne Young; Tax Commissioner Craig Bolio; and Tax Economist and Director of Policy Douglas Farnham

 

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

Visit Brighton/Island Pond Northeast Kingdom Recreation Destination

Island Pond Welcome Center, 11 Birch St., Island Pond

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore; ​Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) Commissioner Michael Snyder; FPR Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln​; FPR Director Becca Washburn; Joel Cope, Town of Brighton; Maria Young, Northwoods Stewardship Center; Jeanne Gervais, VOREC member & Brighton Chamber of Commerce; Karrie Thomas, Northern Forest Canoe Trail and VOREC member; Rob Simpson, new recreation business owner; Outdoor Rec Director Paul Chambers; Reno Gervais and Stacy Roese, Tri-County ATV Club; Pete Perdersen and Jamie Budrewicz, the Lakeshore Association; and Steve Agius, Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

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

This schedule is subject to change.

 

Contact Information

Office of Governor Phil Scott
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333 (TTY: 800 649-6825)
Fax: 802 828-3339

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