South Burlington Public Art Committee

City of South Burlington
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Organization Description
Seeking art interested and motivated residents to join an art loving Committee to promote art and culture in South Burlington and to advise the City Council on acquisitions of public art, matters related to public art, and otherwise encourage and support art in South Burlington. The Committee also provides oversight to the City's art gallery in the South Burlington Public Library and City Hall. Open to all residents of South Burlington - Please see the Public Art Committee web page learn more about the committee.
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 two seats - both of which are fillable immediately, one is the remaining time of a term that ends June 30, 2025, and the other of which is an extended three-year term that ends June 30, 2027.
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
Currently meets on the 3nd Tuesday of each month in the early evening for 1.5 hours with occasional supplemental meetings and modified dates, and assignments to special working groups.
Stipends for Board Membership
No, this is a volunteer position. The City strongly values our volunteers, and all members are listed on the City website and in the Annual Report.
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Ilona Blanchard
Point of Contact Email