VPA Standing Committees 2021

All VPA members are eligible and encouraged to participate in the work of VPA through its committees. Volunteering provides an opportunity to build skills, shape state planning policy, give back to the profession, develop professional friendships, and have some fun! See below for more information about VPA's standing committees, and who to contact if you'd like to get involved. 

NNECAPA 2022 - Works with NNECAPA to produce the annual NNECAPA fall conference. The 2022 Conference will be at Sunday River in Maine, Oct. 17-19. Contact: Amanda Bunker, Maine Section Representative, amanda.j.bunker@gmail.com 

Professional Development – The Professional Development Committee organizes spring and fall conferences, participates in the Education and Training Collaborative, and researches training opportunities for professional planners. Contact:  Ravi Venkataraman, Committee Chair, rvenkataraman@richmondvt.gov

Nominating – The Nominating Committee is an ad hoc committee that puts together a slate of nominees to fill on the Executive Committee and officers for the coming year. 

Legislative – The Legislative Committee keeps apprised of proposed legislation, prepares position papers, and testifies in front of legislative committees at the Statehouse. Contact: Alex Weinhagen, aweinhagen@hinesburg.org

Awards – The Awards Committee reviews annual nominations for Plan of the Year, Project of the Year, Citizen Planner, Professional Planner, and Citizen Board. Contact: Cat Bryars, Committee Chair, cbryars@bcrcvt.org

Communications – The Communications Committee reviews the website, listserve, and newsletter to keep membership informed and interested in ongoing activities of VPA. Contact: Sue Westa, Communications Chair, swesta@windhamregional.org 

Social Committee Not currently active

VPA's work is supported by the knowledge, skills and experiences of our members! The VPA Executive Committee seeks to support and facilitate participation in committees by a diversity of our membership. To see more about the volunteers that make up our committees today, see 2021 Committee Membership