VPA, as a 501(C)(3), does not formally engage in legislative lobbying, but we do advocate for sound planning and public policy by:

  • Tracking and reporting on state and federal planning-related legislation to our membership;
  • Developing occasional policy and position papers on particular topics;
  • Providing information and testimony before legislative committees and administrative boards upon request; and
  • Serving on committees charged with formulating state planning policy.

VPA is represented in these efforts by our elected Legislative Liaison, who also serves as our legislative representative to the Chapter, for matters of regional and national policy. All positions taken by VPA are approved by our Executive Committee.

Members can become directly involved in VPA's legislative efforts by serving on our Legislative Committee, drafting position papers, responding to requests for information and feedback, appearing before committees and boards, and staying in touch with your local representatives on planning-related issues.

Members can track current legislation and legislative activities, and contact local representatives, through the Vermont Legislature website.

For more information contact Alex Weinhagen, VPA Legislative Liaison