Burlington Representative to the Board of Trustees

Organization:
Winooski Valley Park District
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Organization Description
The Winooski Valley Park District’s mission is to plan, acquire, and manage lands and waters within the boundaries of its member municipalities in the Winooski River Valley for purposes of conservation, preservation of natural areas, establishment of parks, and resource-based education and recreation. Curerently there are 19 parks with a total of 1750 acres in ownership and management for permanent conservcation. WVPD is governed by a Board of Trustees, one each from seven member towns.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

WVPD is operated by a staff of three guided by a Board of Directors. Many of us have completed a cultural awareness training developed by Professor Fred Wiseman, however we awknowledge that more should be done in this area. The staff and Board of WVPD are deeply engaged with in offering free public access to our park system, and working with numerous schools and community organizations. Our operational partners include New Farms for New Americans, the Janet S. Munt Family Room, Vermont Community Gardening Network and other community groups. We are now working to develop the Vermont Indigenous Heritage Center which is located on WVPD property.

Board Terms and Term Limits
3 year terms, no term limits
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
Board meets once a month for about 90 minutes
Stipends for Board Membership
No
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Nick Warner
Point of Contact Email
nickwarner@wvpd.org