Secretary of State Jim Condos is pleased to announce the start of his second biennial “Got Transparency?” Tour.
“The Transparency Tour started as a way to get out into the community to discuss the changes that were occurring in Vermont’s open meeting and public records law, however, the need for local discussion is so strong that I felt it was important to make this tour a bi-yearly event.” Secretary Condos stated.
This year, Secretary Condos will visit ten towns across the state to discuss Vermont’s public records and open meeting laws with municipal and state employees, citizens serving on local government boards and the general public.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend these events.
“For those Vermonters who feel that dealing with government is confusing or intimidating: this is the perfect opportunity for you to get your questions answered!” Secretary Condos added that, “It is important that the public know their rights when it comes to attending meetings and access to records; an informed citizenry is what helps hold all elected officials accountable.”
After a presentation there will be time for Q&A and a general discussion with the audience. Please bring any questions you might have about specific issues or nuances in these laws.
The time and location for each event is as follows:
Mon., Nov 4th, 6pm-8pm: Hartford Public Library, 1587 Maple Street, Hartford
Wed., Nov 6th, 6pm-8pm: Public Safety Building, 316 Main St, Lyndon
Wed., Nov 13th, 7pm-8:45pm: Fox Room, Rutland Public Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland
Thurs., Nov 14th, 6pm-8pm: Alumni Hall, 25 Auditorium Hill, Barre City
Wed., Nov 20th, 6pm-8pm: Lower Theater, Municipal Building, 7 Village Square, Rockingham
Thurs., Nov 21st, 6:30pm-8:30pm: City Hall, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington
Wed., Dec 4th, 6pm-8pm: Barton Memorial Building, 17 Village Square, Barton
Thurs., Dec 5th, 6:30pm-8:30pm: City Hall, 100 North Main Street, St Albans City
Tues., Dec 10th, 6pm-8pm: Fire Facility, 130 River Street, Bennington
Thurs., Dec 12th, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main Street, Middlebury