This event is currently being hosted on a separate registration page. Click here to be redirected to the appropriate page.

Open Meeting Law for Boards and Committees

April 17, 2024


Wednesday, April 17, 2024


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Open Meeting Law for Boards and Committees Event Image

Every municipal board, council, commission, and committee (see examples listed below) is a “public body” and is therefore required to comply with Vermont’s Open Meeting Law. Learn – or review – the basic requirements of the law, including:

  • public notice and creating an agenda
  • managing public participation
  • taking and posting meeting minutes

The requirements of the temporary provisions enacted in 2024 allowing remote and hybrid meetings will also be discussed.

This training is critical for elected and appointed members of all statutory municipal boards, commissions, and committees listed below – and also all committees appointed by selectboards and other legislative bodies. Due to the great variety of locally appointed public bodies, the following lists are not exhaustive, but they do include most of the groups included in Vermont Statutes.

Legislative (Governing) Bodies*

  • Board of Aldermen
  • City Council
  • Board of Village Trustees
  • Prudential Committee
  • Selectboard


  • Board of Abatement
  • Board of Auditors
  • Board of Civil Authority
  • Board of Listers
  • Development Review Board
  • Library Trustees
  • Trustees of Public Funds
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment


  • Conservation Commission
  • Planning Commission


  • ARPA Committee
  • Budget Advisory Committee
  • Recreation Committee
  • Others by statute or appointed by selectboards (and other legislative bodies)

* Legislative bodies can also learn about Open Meeting Law requirements as part of the Selectboard Essentials in-person event on March 23, 2024.

Kail Romanoff, Staff Attorney I, VLCT Municipal Assistance Center

Registration Fees

Hotel/Meal Package



NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Abigail Friedman
Vermont League of Cities and Towns  -
Carl Andeer
Vermont League of Cities and Towns  -
Josh Hanford
Vermont League of Cities and Towns  -
Kail Romanoff
<p>Kail Romanoff currently advises as well as develops and implements trainings on municipal law for municipal officials throughout Vermont. A member of the Underhill, Vermont planning commission, he worked previously as Underhill&rsquo;s zoning administrator and in private practice handling real estate matters. Prior to law school, Kail gained 10 years of experience in land development as a land surveyor working in Vermont, New York, and Wyoming. His educational background is in law, geography, geology, environmental studies, and climate science. &nbsp;</p>
Vermont League of Cities and Towns  -
Macie Robison
Vermont League of Cities and Towns  -
Susan Senning
<p>Test - "Edit Web Profile" activity button on the individual's notebook.</p>
Vermont League of Cities and Towns  -


Continuing Education