Vermont seeking comment about Hud Programs: Each year the State of Vermont - Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Human Services and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board receives funding for HUD programs through the Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan update process which identifies priorities based on needs from the housing needs assessment, market analysis, citizen and stakeholder input.  At the end of the program year the state is required to report on the performance outcomes outlined from those plans in their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  They have completed the FY22 Program Year DRAFT CAPER which includes the outcomes for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV).   As a representative for a unit of general local government, please share the attached notice with your local residents including minorities,The state is seeking comments by September 27, 2023.


O’Donnell resigns; Planning Commission vacancy

After many years of service to the Town as a member of the Select Board, Planning Commission, and other committees, as well as serving the town as State Representative, Patty O’Donnell is taking a well-deserved rest and has resigned from her town offices. Many thanks to Patty for all her work on behalf of Vernon! The Planning Commission is seeking a volunteer to replace her, and interested persons should send an email to Chris Parker, Chair of the Select Board (, stating their interest and describing their qualifications. Please copy Bob Spencer, chair of the Planning Commission, at