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Conference Educates Town Listers, Auditors And Other Officers

The fact that some traditionally elected town offices are becoming increasingly complicated jobs has led some towns to decrease the number of elected positions. But while those towns move from elected listers and boards of auditors to hired appraisers and professional auditing firms, many towns still rely on residents to run for and fill those offices.To help citizens succeed in their elected positions, many Vermont towns rely on the annual Town Officers' Education Conferences. This spring marks the 70th annual TOEC conference series, presented by University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Institute for Government. For the convenience of attendees, three identical conferences are offered around the state. The 2015 conferences are:

  • April 1 - Doubletree, South Burlington
  • April 22 - Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee
  • April 29 - Killington Grand Resort Hotel, Killington

The conference schedule offers basic informational workshops and networking opportunities for new town officers. For seasoned veterans, there are workshops that cover new aspects of Vermont law, such as solar valuation and universal recycling. This year, Secretary of State Jim Condos will be the lunchtime Keynote Speaker. He'll be talking about Vermont’s Open Meeting Law.

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