report from montpelier

By Representative Joan Lenes I look forward to seeing many of you on Monday, March 2. We are lucky to have a time before the official Town Meeting begins to have dinner and connect with friends, neighbors, and citizens of Shelburne. During that time, Senator Diane Snelling, Rep. Kate Webb and I will have a… Read More »

report from montpelier

Update on education By Rep. Kate Webb Peter Drucker, the world-renowned management consultant and educator, once said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” As we look to restructuring education funding, governance, and proficiency, Drucker’s words ring true. Our sense of community and culture here in Vermont is intimately tied to our local schools, and anything that… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Representative Joan Lenes In previous articles, I have mentioned a different level of collaboration and problem solving I am witnessing this session. It is not that this was not the case before, but I see a different approach, thinking differently about existing problems – the sometimes too widely used cliché of “thinking outside the… Read More »

report from montpelier

report from montpelier

By Rep. Joan Lenes I first want to thank the Shelburne News for running our “Report from Montpelier.” Some local papers throughout the state do not offer the same opportunity for their legislators. Often folks will thank me for the updates and say they appreciate the information. It is a great way for me to… Read More »

Report from Montpelier: June 5, 2014

Investments in Vermont environment and infrastructure In Rep. Kate Webb and Joan Lenes’ last column for the season, they have highlighted a few pieces of legislation passed this year that protect Vermont’s environment and infrastructure. Capital Investments in our State: The capital bill includes the culmination of a six-year effort to provide a strategy and… Read More »