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Second Annual Vermont Capital Planning Forum

Register for the Vermont Capital Planning Forum Here!


An in-person event for governmental units of all sizes and associated professionals to explore Vermont specific best practices in capital planning.

Thursday, April 13th from 9am to 4:30 pm

Alumni Hall
20 Auditorium Hill
Barre, VT

Free but space limited! Register soon to ensure spot.


9:00 to 9:15 am – Welcoming Remarks
Vermont Bond Bank

9:15 to 10:15 am – Capital Plan 101
Zack Blake, Chief, Financial Management Resource Bureau at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

10:15 to 11:15 am – How to make it happen
Local Community Forum moderated by Ken Linge, Loan Officer at the Vermont Bond Bank

11:30 to 12:00 pm – Vermont Capital Planning Awards
Presented by State Treasurer Mike Pieciak

12:00 to 1:00 pm – Lunch with Funders and Financiers
Grab lunch and a table with funders and financiers at Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Environmental Conservation, Northern Borders Regional Commission, USDA-Rural Development (Invited), Vermont Bond Bank, Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the Vermont Council on Rural Development

1:00 to 2:00 pm – Local Capital Planning for Climate Change Adaption
Andrea Wright, Director of Environmental Policy &Sustainability Program at VTrans
Kevin Marshia, Director of Asset Management Bureau at VTrans
Jane Lazorchak, Director of Climate Action at Agency of National Resources
Ted Brady, Executive Director at the Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Stephanie Smith, State Hazard Mitigation Officer at Vermont Emergency Management

2:15 to 3:00 pm – Local Option Tax to Support Capital Investment
Michael Gaughan, Executive Director at the Vermont Bond Bank

Cindy Fuller, Finance Director at the Town of Stowe

3:15 to 4:15 pm – Campus & Facility Planning
Charlie Willner, Director of Energy Services at Evernorth
Marty Spaulding, PCI
David Epstein, Managing Principal at TruexCullins