SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE SEEK PUBLIC APPOINTEES TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL AND COMMISSION ON WOMEN
MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Senate Committee on Committees and the Speaker of the House are holding a public application process to fill open seats on the newly formed Environmental Justice Advisory Council and the Vermont Commission on Women.
The Environmental Justice Advisory Council will advise State agencies on environmental justice issues and on how to incorporate environmental justice into agency procedures and decision
making. They will also evaluate the potential for environmental burdens, disproportionate impacts, or benefits on environmental justice focus populations as a result of State actions.
Specifically, the Committee is seeking the following applicants for the council:
- one representative of municipal government;
- one representative of a social justice organization;
- one representative of mobile home park residents;
The Speaker is seeking to the following applicants for the council:
- one individual who resides in a census block group that is designated as an environmental justice focus population
- one representative of an organization working on food security issues
- one representative of immigrant communities in Vermont
- one representative of a statewide environmental organization
The Council will meet not more than eight times a year. More information can be found here.
There are also two openings, a four-year term and a two-year term, as Commissioner on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). The VCW is an independent non-partisan state government commission, governed by 16 Commissioners with the mission on advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls in Vermont. The Commission meets monthly. You can learn more at https://women.vermont.gov.