Waitsfield Planning and Zoning Administrator Vacancy

The Town of Waitsfield is looking for an organized,
diplomatic, and collaborative candidate to serve as its Planning and Zoning
Administrator. The 32-hour per week position offers competitive pay and
benefits, a flexible schedule, and a chance to work in one of Vermont’s vibrant
and beautiful communities.

The Planning and Zoning Administrator is responsible for:
compliance with all applicable zoning and subdivision regulations, facilitation
of and support for long-range land use planning, supporting the Planning
Commission and Development Review Board, and serving as the Town’s E-911

A bachelor’s degree in land use planning, public administration, engineering, legal studies, or similarly applicable discipline is required, a master’s degree is preferred. Prior experience in local government is also preferred. Starting pay between $21 and $24 per hour, depending on experience.

Questions can be directed to Town Administrator Trevor M.
Lashua, at townadmin@gmavt.net or (802) 496-2218. Please submit application materials

Position open until filled.


Calais – Zoning Administrator Opening

Calais is looking for a Zoning Administrator.

The job requires about 20 hours per month; salary is $400 per month for up to 20 hours/month.

A complete job description is available on https://www.calaisvermont.gov/

If interested, please send letter with a resume to jgohlsson@gmail.com or mail to Calais Town Office; Attn: Chair, Planning; 3120 Pekin Brook Rd., East Calais, Vt  05650.


Feel free to call Jan at 232-1028 with questions.

Application deadline is October 7, 2019

Local Action for Transportation Transformation: A Central Vermont Regional Energy Event

On October 2nd, town energy committees, town energy coordinators and other interested participants from Central Vermont will gather to share their work and to consider how they can improve transportation options in their communities.


Time: Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Montpelier City Hall


The agenda for this gathering includes a sharing of updates, presentations from experts, and breakout discussions to identify opportunities for multi-town collaboration. Presenters include:

  • Phoenix Mitchell – Creator of The Hitching Post and CoffeePooling
  • David Roberts – DRIVE Electric Vermont
  • Jane Pekol – Northfield Energy Committee

43% of Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector, and nearly half of a typical Vermont household’s energy budget is spent on transportation, mostly on gasoline. Vermont’s town energy committees are focused on saving money for their communities and reducing Vermont’s carbon emissions, and as a result, are intensifying their focus on transforming Vermont’s transportation system.


“Vermont’s energy committees have proven that they are adept at tackling complex matters like weatherization of homes, solar deployment, and energy planning,” noted Johanna Miller, Energy and Climate Program Director at the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC). “Working with these community-based leaders on improving transportation options will be key as Vermont grapples with this complex challenge.”


Improving walking and biking options, increasing ride-sharing and public transit usage, and vehicle electrification are all key approaches to increasing mobility while reducing cost and emissions.


“Whether it is making their streets more walkable and bikeable, or installing public electric vehicle chargers, many of our member towns are working with their local residents to provide better and more diverse transportation choices,” noted Bonnie Wanninger, Director of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission. “This event brings together a great group of presenters that will provide excellent advice to towns while also facilitating multi-town collaborations.”


The Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (hosted by the Vermont Natural Resources Council) along with Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission and the Vermont Council on Rural Development will co-sponsor this event focused on municipal-level actions to help transform Vermont’s transportation system.


Individuals interested in attending are asked to RSVP by contacting Nancy Chartrand at chartrand@cvregion.com, or by calling (802)-229-0389.