South Burlington Economic Development Committee

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City of South Burlington
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Organization Description
The City of South Burlington seeks South Burlington residents interested in providing input into policy development around the South Burlington economy. Appointees may have direct economic development experience, own or have owned a business, work for a South Burlington business or may have a general interest in the economic development or well-being of the South Burlington community. All meetings are open to the public. Committee Page: https://www.southburlingtonvt.gov/government/city_committees_boards/economic_development_committee.php Link to Application: https://cms6.revize.com/revize/southburlington/Committees/Committee%20Volunteer%20Application%20Form%202023.pdf Submit application to Andrea Leo: aleo@southburlingtonvt.gov Or via mail or the City Hall Drop Box to: City Manager's Office Attn: Andrea Leo 180 Market Street South Burlington, VT 05403
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

The City of South Burlington adopted a Declaration of Inclusion in 2022 reinforcing the message that we are a safe and welcoming community for all and condemn all discrimination in all its forms, committing to fair and equal treatment of everyone in our community and strive to ensure all our actions, policies, and operating procedures reflect this commitment.
The City is completing an Equity in Planning Outreach toolkit by the end of 2024. The City received a grant from the State of Vermont build this toolkit for thoughtful, strategic, and meaningful community engagement in city planning and other community participation initiatives and opportunities.
Adopted a Rental Registry Ordinance (this year). The registry for rental housing provides for regular inspection to ensure that rental properties are maintained to a standard that ensures the health and safety of all residents in rental properties.
The City has contracted with the Vermont Professionals of Color to ensure that new BIPOC employees receive a “concierge” style welcome and support when transitioning from out-of-state. The City is committed to offering jobs to all qualified candidates and ensuring that all new hires are able to make a successful move to Vermont.
The City is a member of the IDEAL Vermont Cohort.
In addition, various departments have undertaken sustained year over year efforts to transform service delivery so that it is provided more equitably and inclusively.

Board Terms and Term Limits
Appointments are for a period of 3 years. Appointments are made by the City Council following an interview. The City is accepting applicants for four seats - two of which are fillable immeadiately, one which expires in July 2024, but is extendable, one which expires in 2025. Two will be appointed for term beginning July 1 for a three year term.
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
The Board currently meets every second Tuesday of the month in a hybrid meeting setting.
Stipends for Board Membership
No stipends are offered. Appointees are considered officials of the City and advisory to the City Council. This volunteer public service is greatly appreciated.
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Andrea Leo
Point of Contact Email
aleo@southburlingtonvt.gov