Scott brings Capitol for a Day to Orleans County on Tuesday

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Scott brings Capitol for a Day to Orleans County on Tuesday

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 9:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and members of his Cabinet will be in Orleans County on Tuesday, October 9 for its eighth Capitol for a Dayvisit.  The initiative has brought the Governor and dozens from his Cabinet and Extended Cabinet to Rutland, Caledonia, Windsor, Franklin, Bennington, Addison and Chittenden counties since the start of the summer. 

“It’s so important for those of us in state government to get outside Montpelier and listen to Vermonters around the entire state, because each community has unique challenges and opportunities,” said Scott.

Capitol for a Day gives local constituents, municipal governments and other partners the opportunity to connect directly with State leadership and staff. The Administration will visit each of the state’s 14 counties as part of this initiative.

Follow along on social media using the #VTCapitol4aDay hashtag.

WHEN:                Tuesday, October 9

                             8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(Details below)                               

WHERE:               Various locations throughout Orleans County

GOVERNOR SCOTT’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Cabinet Meeting

Community Financial Services Group, 100 Main St. # 260, Newport

Who: Governor Scott, Cabinet, Extended Cabinet, and legislators

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

State Revolving Fund (SRF) Funding Announcement with EPA Region 1 Administrator Alex Dunn

Baxter Park, Derby Line (Rain location: Village Hall, Derby Line)

Who: Governor Scott, EPA Region 1 Administrator Alex Dunn, Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Administration Secretary Susanne Young, Environmental Conservation Commissioner Emily Boedecker, Tom Berry of Senator Patrick Leahy’s office, George Twigg of Congressman Peter Welch’s office, Department of Environmental Conservation staff Ashley Lucht, and Village of Derby Line trustees

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion on Educational Challenges and Opportunities for Working Lands Careers & Center Tour

Harold J. Haynes Memorial Land Lab at the North Country Career Center, 633 Upper Quarry Rd., Newport

Who: Governor Scott, Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille, Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle, Forests, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder, Forests, Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln, representatives from North Country Technical Career Center, Green Mountain Technical Career Center and Goodridge Lumber, and Career Center students

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion on the Craft Beverage Industry

Eden Specialty Ciders, 1023 Sanderson Hill Rd., West Charleston

Who: Governor Scott, Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight (facilitator), Commerce & Community Development Michael Schirling, additional members of the Cabinet & Extended Cabinet, legislators, and representatives from local businesses, including Eden Specialty Ciders, Kingdom Brewery, Vermont Brewer’s Association, Smuggler’s Notch Distillery

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Governor’s Weekly Press Conference: Downtown and Village Center Tax Credit Award Announcement

Albany General Store, 842 Main St., Albany

Who: Governor Scott, Housing & Community Development Commissioner Katie Buckley and department staff, Digital Services Secretary John Quinn, legislators, members of the Albany Community Trust, representatives from the Preservation Trust of Vermont, and award recipients

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

VOREC Community Grant Pilot Program and Steering Committee Meeting

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 553 Lost Nation Rd., Craftsbury Common

Who: Governor Scott, Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Housing & Community Development Commissioner Katie Buckley, Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight, Forests, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder, Forests, Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln, Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn, Public Service Commissioner June Tierney, and members of the Governor’s Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) 

Please note, this schedule is subject to change

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC EVENTS WITH CABINET & EXTENDED CABINET

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Visit Jed’s Maple

259 Derby Pond Rd., Derby

Who: Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, and Agency of Agriculture staff

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Discussion & Tour: Washington Electric Coop’s Landfill Gas to Energy Generating Facility

21 Landfill Ln., Coventry

Who: Public Service Commissioner June Tierney and Energy Program Specialist Edward Delhagen, WEC Director of Operations & Engineering Dan Weston, WEC Board President Barry Bernstein, and WEC General Manager Patricia Richards 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Opportunity Zones Meeting

Newport Municipal Office Building, 2nd Floor, City Council Room, 222 Main St., Newport

Who:  Commerce & Community Development Secretary Mike Schirling and Deputy Secretary Ted Brady, Housing & Community Development Commissioner Katie Buckley, Buildings & General Services Commissioner Chris Cole, Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, Mayor Paul Monette, Town Manager Laura Dolgin, Dave Snedeker, and Karen Geraghty    

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.          

Visit Troy School

126 Main St., North Troy

Who: Education Secretary Dan French, and Agency of Education staff

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Visit Albany Community School

351 Main St., Albany

Who: Education Secretary Dan French, and Agency of Education staff

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Visit North Country Career Center

209 Veterans Ave., Newport

Who: Education Deputy Secretary Heather Bouchey 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

A Conversation on Audio, Braille, Large-Print & Electronic Book Services Available to Vermonters

The Dailey Memorial Library, 101 Junior Drive, Derby

Who: Interim State Librarian Jason Broughton, and members of the public (this event is free and open to the public)

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Tour Clyde River Fish Ladder

964 Clyde St., Newport

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Environmental Conservation Commissioner Emily Boedecker, and Department of Fish & Wildlife Fisheries Biologist Pete Emerson

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Visit Orleans Central Early Childhood Program

130 Kinsey Rd., Barton

Who: Education Secretary Dan French, and Agency of Education staff

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Farm at Wheeler Mountain

1445 Lakeview Rd., Barton

Who: Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, and Agency of Agriculture staff

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Meeting with County Emergency Management, Fire Fighters and EMS

Newport Fire Department, 350 Western Ave., Newport

Who: Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson, Fire Safety Director Michael Desrochers, Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann, and Dan Bastie of the Vermont Dept. of Health

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

A Conversation with Lodging Operators

Goodrich Memorial Library, Vermont Room, 202 Main St., Newport

Who: Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom, Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight, and Tax Economist & Director of Policy Douglas Farnham

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

A Conversation on Audio, Braille, Large-Print & Electronic Book Services Available to Vermonters

The Greensboro Free Library, 53 Wilson St., Greensboro

Who: Interim State Librarian Jason Broughton, and members of the public (this event is free and open to the public)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wellness Seminar: Fuel and Fitness: Your Way

Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main Street, US Rt. 5, Newport

Who: Human Resources Commissioner Beth Fastiggi, Department of Human Resources staff, state employees, and members of the public (this event is free and open to the public)

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Memphremagog Phosphorus Sampling and Rain Garden Tour

City of Newport Chamber of Commerce, 246 Causeway St., Newport

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Environmental Conservation Commissioner Emily Boedecker, Watershed Coordinator Ben Copans, Memphremagog Watershed Association President Mary Pat Goulding and Director Kendal Lambert, and City of Newport staff

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.           

Northeast Kingdom International Airport Tour

NEK International Airport, 2628 Airport Rd., Newport

Who: Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn, Transportation Rail & Aviation Program Director Dan Delabruere, Transportation Statewide Aviation Operations Manager Rollin Tebbetts, Transportation Northern Aviation Operations Manager Jennifer Davis, legislators, Dan Gauvin of Lakeview Aviation, and Doug Morton of Northeastern Vermont Development Association

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Wellness Seminar: Natural Remedies to Alleviate Pain

Dailey Memorial Library, 101 Junior High Dr., Derby

Who: Human Resources Commissioner Beth Fastiggi, Department of Human Resources staff, state employees, and members of the public (this event is free and open to the public)

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Lake Region UHSD

317 Lake Region Rd., Orleans

Who: Education Deputy Secretary Heather Bouchey 

2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Tax and Legislative Update and Roundtable Discussion

Goodrich Memorial Library, Vermont Room, 202 Main St., Newport

Who: Administration Secretary Susanne Young, Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom and Tax Economist & Director of Policy Douglas Farnham,Finance & Management Commissioner Adam Greshin