Phil Scott heads to Grand Isle Monday for 13th 'Capitol for a Day'

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Phil Scott heads to Grand Isle Monday for 13th 'Capitol for a Day'

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 1:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and members of his Cabinet will be in Grand Isle County on Monday, March 25 for their Capitol for a Day initiative. This is the thirteenth county the group has toured, visiting Rutland, Caledonia, Windsor, Franklin, Bennington, Addison, Chittenden, Orleans, Windham, Lamoille, Essex and Orange counties over the last several months.

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:                Monday, March 25

                             8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Details below)                               

WHERE:              Various locations throughout Grand Isle County.

GOVERNOR SCOTT’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Cabinet Meeting

Ed Weed Fish Culture Station (EWFCS), 14 Bell Hill Rd., Grand Isle

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

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Tour Island Racing Vermont

269 US-2, South Hero

Who: Governor Scott; Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn; Commerce & Community Development Secretary Michael Schirling; Digital Services Secretary John Quinn; Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle; Human Services Deputy Secretary Martha Maksym; and Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Roundtable: Cross-border Trade and Travel

Snow Farm Vineyard, 190 W. Shore Rd., South Hero

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

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

School Safety Forum

Grand Isle Elementary School, 224 US-2, Grand Isle*

Who: Governor Scott; Education Secretary Dan French; Administration Secretary Susanne Young; Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson; Vermont State Police Colonel Matthew Birmingham; Fire Safety Director Michael Desrochers; Emergency Management Director Eric Bornemann; Digital Services Secretary John Quinn; and members of the Governor’s Community Violence Prevention Task Force

                *Parking is limited. Additional parking may be available at the Hyde Log Cabin (228 US-2) 

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Happy Bird Poultry Farm

568 Main St., Isle La Motte

Who: Governor Scott; Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts; Agriculture Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman; and Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Tour Grand Isle-North Hero Drawbridge Project

2 Point Farm West Rd., Grand Isle*

Who: Governor Scott; Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn; Administration Secretary Susanne Young; Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein; and Northwest Regional Planning Commission Assistant Director Bethany Remmers

*For members of the media interested in attending, please email amy.tatko@vermont.gov for directions

Please note, this schedule is subject to change

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC EVENTS WITH CABINET & EXTENDED CABINET

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Fish Stocking at Winooski One Hydro Dam

14 Bell Hill Rd., Grand Isle*

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore; Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Porter; and EWFCS Production Supervisor Tom Chairvolotti

*Trucks will leave EWFCS, head to Winooski One Hydro Dam at 16 W. Canal St., Winooski, then return to EWFCS

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Tour Ed Weed Fish Culture Station 
14 Bell Hill Rd., Grand Isle

Who: Fish & Wildlife Fish Culture Operational Chief Adam Miller; EWFCS Supervisor Kevin Kelsey; and EWFCS Maintenance Engineer Ben Rooks

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Tour & Conversation at Island Homemade Ice Cream

64 West Shore Rd., Grand Isle

Who: Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts; and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Tour and Visit Alburgh Community Education Center

45 Champlain St., Alburgh

Who: Education Secretary Dan French

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

South Hero Library

75 South St., South Hero

Who: State Librarian Jason Broughton; Library Director Keagan Calkins; and staff

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Tour South Hero Municipal Road Grant-in-Aid Project

Health Hero Farm, 350 W Shore Road

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore; Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Analyst Jim Ryan; and Northwest Regional Planning Commission’s Bethany Remmers

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Roundtable: Discussion on Taxes, Finance, Economic Development & Tourism

Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department, Grand Isle Industrial Park, 10 Island Circle, Grand Isle

Who: Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom; Administration Secretary Susanne Young; Commerce & Community Development Secretary Michael Schirling; Finance and Management Commissioner Adam Greshin; Tax Economist and Director of Policy Douglas Farnham; Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein; and Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Visit and Tour Champlain Island Parent Center

114 South St., South Hero

Who: Education Secretary Dan French

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Alburgh Public Library

16 S. Main St., Alburgh

Who: State Librarian Jason Broughton; Library Director Gina Lewis; and staff

Please note, this schedule is subject to change