VPR Board Of Directors

The Vermont Public Radio Board of Directors is the entity which is legally responsible for the governance of VPR as a nonprofit corporation. It also holds the FCC broadcast licenses for the radio stations operating as VPR. The operation and organization of the Board is outlined in the Vermont Public Radio Bylaws.

The Board members are selected for their commitment to the mission and goals of VPR, and for their expertise in various fields. You can find information on the diversity of the Board of Directors by navigating to VPR's Diversity Statement. The individual Directors serve as volunteers, and they meet in formal session each year at various locations around the region, including the main VPR studios at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester. All Board and Board Committee meetings are open to the public. The full calendar for VPR Board meetings can be found below. 

If you'd like to be considered for nomination to the VPR Board of Directors, you can contact Heather Dieringer by using our Contact Form.

To contact the Board regarding any aspect of Vermont Public Radio, the easiest method is to send an email.

Our mailing address is:
Board of Directors
Vermont Public Radio
365 Troy Ave.
Colchester, VT 05446

The VPR Board of Directors for the fiscal year 2020 includes the following members:

Bob Allen
Dorset, VT

Dawn Andrews
Cabot, VT

Charlie Browne – Chair
Barnet, VT

Lane Fury
Barre, VT

Elizabeth Glenshaw
Lyme, NH

Garrett Graff
Burlington, VT

Wayne Granquist
Weston, VT

Joyce Judy
Waterbury, VT

Molly Lambert
Swanton, VT

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Montpelier, VT

Scott McArdle Secretary
Starksboro, VT

Orly Munzing
East Dummerston, VT

Nicole Ravlin Vice Chair
Shelburne, VT

Willemien Dingemans Miller
Norwich, VT

Brad Robertson
Essex, VT

Steve Swayne
Quechee, VT

Peggy Williams – Treasurer
Johnson, VT

Bob Young
Proctor, VT

Scott Finn, VPR President & CEO - ex officio
Jericho, VT

List updated September '19

Board of Directors FY19 Front row left to right: Garrett Graff, Steve Swayne, Peggy Williams, Charlie Browne, Dawn Andrews, Scott McArdle. Back row left to right: Willemien Dingemans-Miller, Elizabeth Glenshaw, Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Wayne Granquist, Scott Finn (CEO), Bob Young, Andrea Rogers, Joyce Judy
Credit Herb Swanson

MEETINGS and CALENDAR

VPR's Board of Directors meets approximately four times per fiscal year, and additionally holds its committee meetings regularly throughout the year. Occasionally, it is decided that a meeting must be held by phone or rescheduled, so please feel free to contact VPR to confirm the date, location and mode of meeting before you make plans to attend. Changes in the schedule are updated here at least 7 days prior to the meeting date. Unless noted below all meetings of the Board and its committees are open to the public. Should a meeting or portion of a meeting need to be closed to the public, closure will be noted on this website within 10 days after the meeting closure and will be for the following purposes only: 

  1. Matters concerning individual employees;
  2. proprietary information;
  3. litigation and other matters requiring confidential advice of counsel;
  4. commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis; or
  5. the purchase of a property or services, if the premature disclosure of the transaction would compromise the station's business interests.

VPR's Board of Directors is scheduled to meet at the following times during the period October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 (FY '20):

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1-5 p.m., VPR offices in Colchester VT
  • Wednesday and Thursday, March 11, 2020 all day and March 12, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, location to be announced closer to date 
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1-5 p.m., VPR offices in Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1-5 p.m., VPR offices in Colchester VT 

The full FY '20 committee meeting schedule is below. The committee schedule is updated throughout the year as needed to announce changes in date/time and location. Additionally any time a meeting or a portion of a meeting is closed, that information will be shown below.

Executive Committee

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT

Nominating & Governance Committee

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT

Planning Committee

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT

Development & Marketing

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT

Audit

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT

Finance

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm Colchester, VT

Investment

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm Colchester, VT

* for members of the public interested in attending a meeting that takes place via Teleconference, you may join the call from an office at the Colchester VPR studios or contact Heather Dieringer via the Contact Form for conference call dialing information. You may also contact Heather Dieringer for any other information you may need related to VPR's Board and Committee meetings.