City Council Announces Formation of New Committees: Recruitment for Economic Development Committee and Dog Park Task Force Underway

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Thursday May 31, 2018

The South Burlington City Council has announced the formation of two new opportunities for citizen volunteers, an Economic Development Committee and a Dog Park Task Force. The two groups reflect two areas of focus that have been part of the council’s current work and continued work plans. Recruitment for both is underway, with applications due by Friday, June 15. For more information, visit www.southburlingtonVT.gov.

The Economic Development Committee will be charged with advising the city council on ways to attract new enterprises and maintain a diversity of thriving businesses that contribute to the vitality of our community, municipal services, and education system. The committee will consist of seven South Burlington residents.
The Dog Park Task Force will be a limited duration committee that will consist of seven members, including representation from the Recreation and Parks Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. This spring an ad hoc task force was convened to look at guidelines for dog parks in the city. The work of the group was presented at the last city council meeting and the council decided to implement a longer-term task force to work on this topic for the next two to three years.

With the addition of the Economic Development Committee and the Dog Park Task Force, the city will have a total of 15 committees. Currently there are more than 100 residents who volunteer their time on city committees, boards, and commissions.