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.


Seeking Vernon resident members for Fire Department Restructuring Advisory Committee

The Town of Vernon is establishing a Fire Department Restructuring Advisory Committee to assist in the process of restructuring its Volunteer Fire Department.

The Advisory Committee will provide advice to the Selectboard with regard to:

  • Establishment of a leadership and operational structure for the department
  • Qualifications for membership and leadership positions
  • Evaluation of applicants for membership and leadership positions
  • Policies and procedures to govern department operations
  • A process and timeline for resuming fire department operations
  • Monitoring the progress and performance of the department for 6-12 months after operations resume.

The Advisory Committee will consist of two active fire chiefs from area communities, one retired fire chief, one member of the Selectboard, a representative of Rescue, Inc., and up to two Vernon residents.

Persons interested in serving in the Vernon resident slots on the Advisory Committee should send a letter of interest, briefly outlining any relevant experience and qualifications, to Chris Parker, chair of the Selectboard, at, with the subject line “Advisory Committee.” Include a phone number where you may be reached.

Please send your letter of interest by Tuesday, September 29 at 5 p.m. The Selectboard aims to make appointments by Thursday, October 1.