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Board and Commission Public Application Form

Thank you for your interest in a public appointment by the Vermont Speaker of the House.

Speaker Jill Krowinski and her staff will process your application and contact you if necessary.

Questions about the public appointment application can be directed to: ckennedy@leg.state.vt.us 

The Environmental Justice Advisory Council was created by Act 154 to provide independent advice and recommendations related to environmental justice to Vermont state government, including the integration of environmental justice principles into State programs, policies, regulations, legislation, and activities. The Council will also evaluate the potential for disproportionate environmental burdens or benefits as a result of State actions.

The 11-member Advisory Council will meet no more than eight times per year, with at least four meetings occurring jointly with the Interagency Environmental Justice Committee. Meetings may be held in person, remotely, or in a hybrid format. The Advisory Council will have the administrative, technical, and legal assistance of the Agency of Natural Resources.

Most volunteers who are not otherwise receiving a state salary for board or commission service will be eligible to receive a per diem of at least $50 per day for their service.
The Vermont Commission on Women is an independent non-partisan state government commission, governed by 16 Commissioners with the mission of advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls in Vermont. The Commission meets monthly. You can learn more at https://women.vermont.gov.

Most volunteers who are not otherwise receiving a state salary for board or commission service will be eligible to receive a per diem of at least $50 per day for their service.
 
Background/Experience

The Speaker is seeking to appoint individuals from around the State and from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, age, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Speaker is also seeking a diversity of expertise related to the mission of the board/commission, including lived experience, volunteer experience, professional experience, and technical/academic experience. Applicants with non-traditional work and career paths are encouraged to apply for any appointment where they believe they would excel. 

Ideal candidates will have experience working with a diverse group of partners toward a shared goal, be solutions-oriented problem solvers, have excellent critical-thinking skills, and will serve as connectors between their communities/networks and the work of the board/commission.
Please list two persons unrelated to you that we can contact as a reference for your appointment:
Diversity

The following information is elicited in order to ensure that the Speaker considers the talent and creativity of a diverse pool of candidates. In addition, specific backgrounds for qualifications are legally required for appointment to some boards and commissions. 
Conflict of Interest

The following information is intended to promote transparency, and prevent possible conflicts of interest between appointees and the boards and commissions on which they serve. If a question doesn’t apply to you, please answer “no”.
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