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"Seat at the Table" Series

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The bi-weekly "Seat at the Table" series is hosted by Lt. Governor Gray to elevate the voices of Vermonters. Each meeting is dedicated to one topical issue facing Vermont communities, and is moderated by the Lieutenant Governor. The hour-long sessions begin with a panel discussion, followed by the opportunity for all those present to share their questions and comments. 

Register for the upcoming "Seat at the Table."


April 26, 2021 Downtown Economic Development & Tax Increment Financing 

This "Seat at the Table" will explore successes and opportunities for downtown economic development in Vermont communities through tax increment financing (TIF). Panelists will demystify how TIF public financing presents opportunities for stimulating downtown economic growth, share lessons learned from successful downtown economic development projects in St. Albans and Hartford and answer questions from participants.


Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Dominic Cloud, City Manager, City of St. Albans

Lori Hirshfield, Director, Department of Planning and Development Services for the Town of Hartford

Stephanie Clarke, Vice President, White + Burke Real Estate Advisors

Past "Seat at the Table" sessions: 

April 19th, 2021 - Climate Change and Sustainable Food Systems

March 22nd, 2021 - Workforce Development: The Next Generation

March 8th, 2021 - Economic Well-Being of Vermont Women

February 22nd, 2021 - Equity in Public Health Access

February 8th, 2021 - Broadband