Committees

Throughout the study, the Vergennes PEL Study team will consult with technical and policy committees that will provide topic-specific input and play a role in guiding the direction of the study. Members of the committees include but are not limited to representatives from municipalities, the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC), state agencies and local businesses and organizations. Committees will be notified of the availability of draft study results that are relevant to their jurisdiction and expertise and will be given appropriate opportunities to provide comments and consultation at various stages throughout the planning process. The goal is to identify, collectively, a focused and reasonable range of alternatives for potential environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The ground rules that will guide committee decision-making processes include:

  • Quorum is 50% of appointed members
  • Consensus when possible
  • Voting when consensus not possible
  • Document dissenting views

Technical Committee

Assembled to guide, review and validate data collection methods, analysis, findings and recommendations brought forth by the consultant team.

Members include:

  • Voting Members:
    • Chair – Katharine Otto (VTrans), Planning
    • Bruce Martin (VTrans), Roadway
    • Fred Kenney (Addison County Economic Development), Economic
    • Jeff Ramsey (VTrans), Environmental
    • Jim Larrow (City of Vergennes), Town Road Foremen
    • John Bull (Town of Ferrisburgh), Town Road Foremen
    • Joel Perrigo (VTrans), Municipal Assistance
    • Katie Raycroft-Meyer (ACRPC), Planning
    • Mike Winslow (ACRPC), Planning
    • Shannon Haggett (City of Vergennes), Planning
  • Non-Voting Members:
    • Adam Lougee (ACRPC), Planning, Observer
    • Chris Jolly (FHWA), Planning
    • Elizabeth Shipley (FHWA), Environmental
    • Jon Kaplan (VTrans), Bicycle and Pedestrian
    • Jacqueline DeMent (VTrans), Planning, Observer
    • James LaCroix (VTrans), Structures
    • Jim Cota (VTrans), Maintenance 

Policy Committee

Assembled to review and endorse study findings and make a recommendation to VTrans on planning decisions to be carried forward into a future environmental review.

Members include:

  • Voting Members:
    • Chair – Adam Lougee (ACRPC), ACRPC
    • Bill Smith (Vermont Truck and Bus Association), Trucking
    • Brian Shupe (VNRC), Environmental
    • Clark Hinsdale (Town of Ferrisburgh), Municipal Appointee
    • Diane Lanpher (State Representative from Vergennes), Legislature
    • Dickie Austin (City of Vergennes), Municipal Appointee
    • Harvey Smith (State Representative from New Haven), Legislature
    • Ian Huizenga (City of Vergennes), Municipal Appointee
    • Jeff Nelson (Town of Addison), Municipal Appointee
    • Jesse Devlin (VTrans), VTrans
    • Katharine Otto (VTrans), VTrans
    • Mary Rudd (Town of Panton), Municipal Appointee
    • Matt Birong (State Representative from Vergennes), Legislature
    • Mike Audy (Town of New Haven), Municipal Appointee
    • Renny Perry (Vergennes Partnership), Business
    • Phil Summers (Addison County Chamber of Commerce), Business
    • Tim Glassberg (Town of Waltham), Municipal Appointee
    • Brent Rakowski (ACRPC Transportation Advisory Committee), Municipal Appointee
  • Non-Voting Members:
    • Chris Jolly (FHWA), FHWA
    • Elizabeth Shipley (FHWA), FHWA
    • Jacqueline DeMent (VTrans), VTrans, Observer
    • Joel Perrigo (VTrans), VTrans, Observer
    • Mike Winslow (ACRPC), ACRPC, Observer

Meeting Materials

Technical Committee Meetings 

November 10, 2022

Technical Committee and Agency Coordination Meeting Presentation - November 10, 2022

October 11, 2022

Technical Committee Meeting Presentation - October 11, 2022

July 20, 2022

Technical Committee Meeting Recording - July 20, 2022

Technical Committee Meeting Presentation - July 20, 2022

Technical Committee Meeting - Meeting Minutes - July 20, 2022

February 8, 2022

Technical Committee Meeting Recording - February 8, 2022

Technical Committee Meeting Agenda - February 8, 2022

Technical Committee Meeting Presentation - February 8, 2022

Technical Committee Review: Vergennes PEL Study Purpose and Need Statement - February 8, 2022

Technical Committee Meeting - Meeting Minutes - February 8, 2022

August 5, 2021

Technical Committee Meeting Recording - August 5, 2021

Technical Committee Meeting Presentation - August 5, 2021

June 2, 2021

Technical Committee Meeting Recording - June 2, 2021

Technical Committee Meeting Presentation - June 2, 2021

 

Policy Committee Meetings 

December 21, 2022

Policy Committee Meeting Agenda - December 21, 2022

Policy Committee Meeting Presentation - December 21, 2022 

Policy Committee Meeting Minutes - December 21, 2022

Policy Committee Meeting Recording - December 21, 2022

March 7, 2022

Policy Committee Meeting Agenda - March 7, 2022

Policy Committee Meeting Presentation - March 7, 2022

Vergennes PEL Study Purpose and Need DRAFT - February 23, 2022

Policy Committee Meeting - Meeting Minutes - March 7, 2022

Policy Committee Meeting Recording - March 7, 2022

June 15, 2021

Policy Committee Meeting Recording - June 15, 2021

Policy Committee Meeting Presentation - June 15, 2021