VEC Board of Directors:
 Miles Waite,
VEC President
Waite-Heindel Env. Management
 
Shaun Fielder, VEC Vice President, VT Rural Water Association

Melissa Levy, VEC Secretary, Community Roots

Tom Broido, VEC Treasurer, ATC Group Services, LLC

Jill Michaels, Community Investments

Dan Voisin, Stone Environmental

Joan Richmond-Hall, Ph.D., Vermont Technical College

Joseph Hayes, ATC Group Services, LLC 

Curt Carter, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation

Geoff Hand, Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand

Peter Murray, Geotech Environmental Equipment

Jack Byrne, Middlebury College

Michael Stafford, Staff Sterling Management

Susan McMahon, Windham Regional Commission

Kurt Muller, The Johnson Company

Ron Shems, Diamond & Robinson, PC

William Scott Buckley,
 Keller Williams Realty
 
Martha Roy, The Verterre Group/Subterra Locating Services

Jared Duval, Vermont Department of Economic Development

Tara Kulkarni,
Norwich University 

VEC Membership 
Reminder
Dues increase January 1st, 2017 
It's that time again - the time to renew your membership for the coming year! First, let me tell you a bit about some of VEC's accomplishments during 2016. VEC is proud not only of the work it does, but of its continuing efforts to collaborate with Vermont businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions.
With member support, this year VEC:

  • Held VEC Annual Legislative Breakfast in Montpelier in February to help kick off the conversation about green jobs and the environmental business sector during the legislative session.
  • Continued to maintain the Vermont Green Careers Website, funded by the State of Vermont Department of Labor (DOL), providing information on starting or finding a career in the environmental business sector in Vermont (www.vermontgreencareers.org).
  • Held our first Environmental Career Panel Discussions at UVM in March. The panels are comprised of VEC members with diverse professional backgrounds within Vermont's environmental sector. The panels provide students with a better understanding of the different opportunities in the environmental field, learn firsthand how the career paths of prominent environmental professionals in Vermont have evolved, and give students advice on how best to market themselves to potential employers.
  • Exhibited at the Vermont Rural Water Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show in May in Fairlee to update attendees on what VEC was currently working on.
  • Held the 5th Annual Water Quality Conference where we highlighted the tremendous opportunity for innovation in water quality management by showcasing a wide-range of efforts currently underway in Vermont to protect, restore and enhance clean water.
  • Worked with VT Department of Environmental Conservation regarding Urban Soil Management practices in Vermont.
  • Sponsored and exhibited at the White + Burke 3rd Annual Vermont Development Conference in November.
  • Continued to provide the latest member information through Facebook, our new monthly blog, our member VEC website at www.vectogether.org, e-newsletter, and through LinkedIn.

 
Renew or join here today

Please note that the membership dues will increase slightly as of January 1st, 2017, so act now to get the 2016 rates! New members who join now for the 2017 year will get free membership for the remainder of 2016! 

 
VEC welcomes new members!

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SAVE THE DATES!


VEC Legislative Breakfast
Our 2017 Legislative Breakfast will be the morning of
Tuesday, February 21st 2017 at the Statehouse cafeteria. We hope that you can join us to help kick off the conversation about green jobs and the environmental business sector during the legislative session. $100 Sponsorship opportunities are available by clicking here.

Thank you to current sponsors: 

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VEC Spring Conference
Also please Save the Date for the VEC/VT DEC Spring Conference on May 25th, 2017 at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. The conference is titled "Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants", and will cover new and proposed regulations related to groundwater, contaminated and Brownfield properties, hazardous waste, as well as an update on Vermont's testing and regulation of emerging contaminants such as PFOA. It will be led by a combination of VT DEC regulators and industry professionals, and geared toward environmental consultants, attorneys, developers, real estate professionals, and the regulatory community. Sponsorship opportunities will be available!


Above: 1st career panel held at UVM

Calling all Vermont Colleges, Universities, and Educational Institutions!
Green Career Panel being offered by VEC

VEC has designe d and is offering panel discussions, free of charge, to Vermont universities and colleges to provide local students an opportunity to learn about and ask questions about environmental careers. The panels will be comprised of VEC members with diverse professional backgrounds in Vermont's environmental sector.

Vermont educational institutions interested in hosting a VEC career panel should contact Kurt Muller at
(802) 229-4600 or JKM@jcomail.com to learn more. 

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