We have an email list of about 330 people. Members of boards and
commissions get added automatically and community members are added by
I regularly send out notices of events, deadlines and other information.
The last email I sent had a link to the Vermont Treasurer's website, so
people could check and see if they had any money to come back to them.
There are specific lists like the Board of Civil Authority, youth soccer,
soccer coaches, county clerks association, etc.
It is very helpful to me and people like getting the information about
events in town.
As I am also the clerk of the Planning Commission, those people who wish
to get information like the Planning Commission agenda, can be added to
the list. For information like agendas and notices, anyone can get them.
Generally, although available at the office, the unapproved minutes are
not sent out regularly except to the Board members. Then, after they are
corrected and approved, they are recorded, scanned and put on the town's
I would imagine that most towns have email distribution lists. For
> I have lists set up for each town board/committee so, rather than typing
> each person's name when I send the committee an email, I just type
> "Selectboard" or "Planning Commission" and the correct email addresses pop
> in automatically.
> My question is: have members of the public ever asked to be included on a
> particular committee's email list? If so, do you honor that request? Are
> there open meeting issues to be considered?
> Thank you,
> West Windsor