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 Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association, 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. For more information, please see: VPA Legislative Protocols.

For more information contact Alex Weinhagen, VPA Legislative Committee Chair at aweinhagen@hinesburg.org. Information on current legislation and legislative activities can be found at the website for the Vermont Legislature using the link below.

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