Tuesday, September 12: Best Western Plus, 45 Blush Hill Road, Waterbury, 6 to 8 pm;
Monday, September 25: Island Pond Town Hall, 49 Mill Street, Island Pond, 6 to 8 pm;
Tuesday, October 3: Community College of Vermont, 60 West Street, Rutland, 6 to 8 pm;
Tuesday, October 10: St. Albans City Hall, 100 North Main Street, St. Albans, 6 to 8 pm;
Monday, October 16: The Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Road, Dummerston, 6 to 8 pm;
Monday, October 23: Hartford Town Hall, 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, 6 to 8 pm;
Tuesday, October 24: West Mountain Inn, 144 W. Mountain Inn Road, Arlington, 6 to 8 pm.
The public forums will be open house style, and will solicit feedback and ideas on how Vermont might achieve the following principal objectives identified by the private-public steering committee: Promote business opportunities; increase participation opportunities; strengthen the quality and extent of our recreational resources; and strengthen the stewardship of recreational resources;
In June, Gov. Phil Scott signed an executive order tasking the 15-member steering committee to provide recommendations on how to promote prudent stewardship and economic growth. Input from public forums will be incorporated into the recommendations.
For people who cannot attend an in-person meeting, or prefer to submit their ideas electronically, an online survey will go live on September 12 at www.fpr.vermont.gov/VOREC.