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Registration Now Open for Town Officers' Conferences

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Burlington--The annual Town Officers' Educational Conferences, which provide training for more than 300 municipal officials and citizen volunteers, are scheduled for three Vermont locations in April.

The conferences, now in their 69th year, are organized by University of Vermont Extension in partnership with several participating organizations. They are designed to help town clerks, planners, listers, select board members and other officials do their jobs more effectively by providing updates on tax laws and regulations, municipal recordkeeping and effective strategies for handling planning, zoning and other town issues.

The conferences will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with on-site registration beginning at 8 a.m. Dates and locations are:

April 2: Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd., Fairlee

April 9: Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 870 Williston Rd., South Burlington

April 23: Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 228 East Mountain Rd., Killington

Registration is $70 and covers lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and a choice of five concurrent workshop sessions. Registration information can be found at www.uvm.edu/extension/toec.

To request a disability-related accommodation, contact Pam Lowell at (802) 773-3349, ext. 272 or (800) 281-6977 two weeks prior to the conference date.

Workshop sessions will be offered on a range of topics of interest to town officials. These include municipal recordkeeping, elections training, citizen engagement, open meeting laws, computer mapping tools, state disaster relief funds, evaluating Grand Lists for equity, Vermont fire and building codes and electronic tools for communication, among others. Separate round-table sessions are planned for listers, treasurers and town clerks to provide both new and experienced officials with a forum to discuss job-related issues and facilitate networking opportunities.

For more information call (802) 773-3349, ext. 272, or e-mail pamela.lowell@uvm.edu.

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