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Public Policy Committee

VBSR Public Policy committee members meet monthly to develop policy and positions either proactively or in response to emerging issues. The committee gets feedback from the larger membership via member surveys, regional policy forums, and other VBSR events.  Recommendations from the Public Policy Committee are made to the VBSR Board, and the Board votes on the committee's recommendations.

How to Join 

The Board appoints public policy committee members. Please contact Public Policy Manager Daniel Barlow if you are interested in the committee.

What the Committee Does

The Public Policy Committee uses the following criteria to determine which issues to concentrate on. An issue must:  

  • Affect a broad range of businesses (not just one sector, e.g., retailers),
  • Have a direct impact on business in Vermont (not a general social concern),
  • Be one through which we can take a creative and pro-active stand,
  • Be related to VBSR's mission,
  • Have an active member willing to take the lead on the issue,
  • Have a feasible outcome, and
  • Be one where we can make an impact.
Public Policy Committee Members

Name   Company

Russ Bennett, Commitee Chair

 

 

Northland Design & Construction, Inc.

 

     

David Blittersdorf

 

AllEarth Renewables Inc.

Michael Burak

 

Burak Anderson & Melloni

 

Jennifer Chiodo, Committee Vice-Chair

 

Cx Associates

Paul Craven

 

James Ehlers

 

Paul Craven & Associates LLC

 

Lake Champlain International

 

David Epstein

 

TruexCullins

Pat Heffernan, past Chair

 

 

Marketing Partners, Inc.

 

   

 

Don Mayer, past Chair

 

Small Dog Electronics

 

Chris Miller

 

Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.

 

Leslie Nulty

 

ValleyNet - ECFiber

 

Kate Paine

 

Marketing Partners, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Towne

 

Green Mountain Power

Daniel Barlow, Committee Staff

 

VBSR

Champion Members!

Sponsor: All Earth Renewables Sponsor: Ben and Jerrys Sponsor: Dinse/Knapp/McAndrews Sponsor: Gardeners Supply Sponsor: Green Mountain Power Sponsor: Keurig Green Mountain Sponsor: Main Street Landing Sponsor: New Chapter Sponsor: NRG Systems Sponsor: Seventh Generation Sponsor: Villanti & Sons, Printers, Inc.