Straight out of a Rockwell painting it seems. Vermont Town Meeting Day is a special day exclusively to Vermont and its residents. On the first Tuesday of every March, Vermont observes Town Meeting Day, a day on which the people of Vermont gather in public forums all over the state to “speak their mind” to their government officials, hold local elections, approve budgets, and conduct other town business. Town Meeting Day marks a special event in which residents meet in about 40 towns across Vermont. They discuss the business of their town and any issue is open to debate. They also elect local officials, approve a budget for the following year, and conduct other local business.
When we look at the future of Southern Vermont and specifically, how the next few years will have enormous impact on that future, there are vast amounts of perspectives and ideas that one could suggest.