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.
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