Vermont League of Cities and Towns - Spring Planning & Zoning Forum

APA Northern New England Chapter


Tuesday, June 18, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Fairlee, VT, United States

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There are multiple objectives for this daylong workshop. They include:

An update on the outcomes of the 2019 Legislative session that may impact the policies and practices of Vermont land use officials.

Updates from Vermont E-Court judges regarding judicial decision making, the role of municipalities in the appeals process, tips for towns proceeding pro se, and a review of relevant cases.

Two representatives from the State of Vermont, Department of Housing and Community Development will discuss the Municipal Planning Grants program and share examples of local successes, tips for preparing a competitive grant application, and ways to access other opportunities.

Finally, a facilitated panel of experienced local land use professionals and municipal officials will provide practical advice, success stories and respond to participants’ questions.

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Thomas Durkin

Thomas S. Durkin was sworn in by Vermont Governor James Douglas on January 31, 2005 to become Vermont’s second Environmental Judge. What is now known as the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court was first established in 1990. Its jurisdiction includes appeals from municipal zoning and planning decisions ... Read More

Thomas G. Walsh

Hon. Thomas G. Walsh, was appointed to the Vermont Superior Court in November 2011. Judge Walsh is currently assigned to the Environmental Division; however, he also presides in the Criminal Division. Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, Judge Walsh was a founder and managing partner in Walsh & Monaghan ... Read More

Jacob Hemmerick

Jacob Hemmerick, Community Planning & Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Community Planning + Revitalization Division. Jacob joined DHCD last year to support a variety of state programs and policy work related to the Vermont Municipal and Regional Planning Act and the Downtown Development Act. He provides direct administrative ... Read More

Faith Ingulsrud

Faith Ingulsrud, Planning Coordinator, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Community Planning + Revitalization Division. Faith has worked at DHCD for nearly 20 years, supporting local planning efforts through education and training, funding and state designation programs, and coordinating with the regional planning commissions -- applying what she learned from prior ... Read More

Gwynn Zakov

Policy Advocate, and one-half of the Public Policy and Advocacy department. Gwynn lobbies on behalf of VLCT’s municipalities, and represents municipal interests at the state and federal level, and with other similarly minded association. She joined VLCT in January 2014 as a Staff Attorney in the Municipal Assistance Center ... Read More

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