The creation of the Environmental Justice Advisory Council and passage of Act 154 is part of Vermont state governments efforts to promote equity and justice in its work. You can learn more about DEI efforts at the Agency of Natural Resources here: https://anr.vermont.gov/special-topics/equity-and-accessibility/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
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Posted: November 18, 2022
Organization DescriptionThe Environmental Justice Advisory Council was created by Act 154 to provide independent advice and recommendations related to environmental justice to Vermont state government, including the integration of environmental justice principles into State programs, policies, regulations, legislation, and activities. The Council will also evaluate the potential for disproportionate environmental burdens or benefits as a result of State actions. The Advisory Council will have the administrative, technical, and legal assistance of the Agency of Natural Resources. The Senate Committee on Committees is seeking the following applicants for the council: • one representative of municipal government • one representative of a social justice organization • one representative of mobile home park residents The House Speaker is seeking to the following applicants for the council: • one individual who resides in a census block group that is designated as an environmental justice focus population. • one representative of an organization working on food security issues • one representative of immigrant communities in Vermont • one representative of a statewide environmental organization Applications for the Committee on Committee openings can be submitted at https://ltgov.vermont.gov/COC-Applications. Applications for the Speaker of the House openings can be submitted at http://speaker.vermont.gov/form/public-application-form.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion
Board Terms and Term LimitsAfter initial appointments, all appointed members of the Advisory Council shall serve six-year terms and serve until a successor is appointed. The initial terms shall be staggered so that one third of the appointed members shall serve a two-year term, another third of the appointed members shall serve a four-year term, and the remaining members shall be appointed to a six-year term.
Frequency & Duration of Board MeetingsThe 11-member Advisory Council will meet no more than eight times per year
Stipends for Board MembershipVolunteers who are not otherwise receiving a state salary for board or commission service will be eligible to receive a per diem of at least $50 per day for their service.
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:Carolyn Wesley
Point of Contact Emailcwesley@leg.state.vt.us