Thanks Carol…


ALL Transparency Tour stops are from 6 - 8p on the dates listed below.


From: Carol Dawes <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 4:48 PM
To: Condos, Jim <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: RE: 2019 Transparency Tour


Hey Jim,


What time are the events?


I’ll see you at the Barre Town stop!




Carolyn S. Dawes CVC CVT

Barre City Clerk/Treasurer

6 N. Main Street, Suite 6

PO Box 418

Barre, VT  05641

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(802) 476-0242




From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Condos, Jim
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 4:32 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: 2019 Transparency Tour


Good afternoon,


As you may have seen, starting next week I will be travelling the state on my biennial Transparency Tour.


The Tour is a great opportunity for municipal employees, local officials, volunteer board or commission members, and engaged residents, to get a training on Vermont’s transparency laws - the Open Meetings Law and Public Records Act - to better understand the requirements of local and state government to operate openly and transparently.


For the first time this year, I will also be providing a short presentation we’re calling “Defending our Democracy,” where I outline the work we’re doing in our office, and with you all across the state, to ensure the security and integrity of our Vermont elections.


I’m emailing to ask that you help me by promoting this opportunity for your municipal colleagues, selectboard or council members, municipal volunteers, and residents.


I would appreciate any assistance you may be able to provide and as always I appreciate the hard work you do for Vermonters in your communities.


I hope to see you at one of the tour stops!





Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is pleased to announce the dates and locations for his fifth biennial Transparency Tour. Throughout late October and November Secretary Condos will travel to several locations across Vermont to provide training and facilitate discussion on Vermont’s transparency laws; Vermont’s Public Records Act, and Open Meeting Law.

Government officials at all levels, from local volunteer board and commission members, to elected officials and state employees, and interested members of the public, are invited and encouraged to attend.

For the first time, this year’s Transparency Tour will include an overview of Vermont’s election procedures, and the steps the Secretary of State’s office is taking to ensure the integrity and security of our elections, titled “Defending Our Democracy.” With the 2020 elections just around the corner, Vermonters increasingly want to know that their votes are safe, secure and will count on Election Day.

As a longtime proponent of transparency and openness in government, Secretary Condos looks forward to engaging attendees in an informative discussion on the requirements of government officials, and the rights of Vermont citizens.

“The public’s right to know is enshrined in our Vermont Constitution. Vermonters deserve openness and transparency in government. By educating municipal and state employees, elected officials, and engaged residents on the requirements of government under Vermont’s Open Meeting Laws and the Public Records Act, I hope to help government officials of all stripes better serve Vermonters.” – Secretary of State Jim Condos

October 28th           Hartford Municipal Building,        Room 2,                                               171 Bridge Street

October 29th           Williston Town Hall,                        2nd Floor,                                            7900 Williston Road


November 5th       Rutland Free Library,                      Fox Room,                                           10 Court Street


November 6th       Barre Town Offices,                         149 Websterville Rd,                       Websterville


November 7th       lsley Public Library,                          Community Room,                           75 Main Street


November 13th   Brattleboro Town Hall,                   Selectboard Meeting Room,        230 Main Street


November 14th   Stowe Town Hall                               Akeley Memorial Building,            67 Main Street


St. Johnsbury
November 20th   St. Johnsbury Athenaeum,                                                                           1171 Main Street


St. Albans
November 21st    St. Albans Town Hall,                                                                                      579 Lake Road