Board of Trustees

The Essex Junction Trustees is the governing, legislative body for the Municipality of the Village of Essex Junction. The five-member board is elected at large within the Village. After each Annual Meeting, one of the Trustees is elected by the other Trustees to the office of Village President.  The Village President is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and presides at the Trustee meetings. The three-year terms of the Trustees are staggered to provide continuity.

Board Members & Contact Information

George A. Tyler, Village President gtyler@ 802-310-8215
Elaine Haney ehaney@ 802-324-2546
Daniel S. Kerin dkerin@ 802-879-8343
Lori A. Houghton lhoughton@ 802-879-6701
Andrew P. Brown, Vice President abrown@ 802-598-8162

The Village Trustees welcome your questions, concerns and suggestions.  Please feel free to contact any Trustee at the email or phone number listed on this page.

Please be aware that the Trustees are not able to respond to emails as a group.  If you send an email to all five Trustees, it is mostly likely you will receive a response from only one Trustee.  This is because there are laws that prevent elected officials from conducting business outside of a public meeting.  Responding to a group email is an example of this.

If you wish to discuss a concern with the entire Board of Trustees, the best way to do this is either to contact the Village Manager to have your concern placed on an upcoming meeting agenda, or to attend a Board of Trustees meeting and address the Board at the beginning of the meeting.

To put an item on a Board agenda, call the Village office at 878-6944 and speak to either Tammy Getchell or Unified Manager Evan Teich.  To speak to the Board of Trustees at a meeting, be there when the meeting starts (usually at 6:30 p.m.)  Immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance, the Village President will ask the audience if anyone wants to speak about something that isn't on the agenda.  That's when you can bring up your concern.

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Meeting Agenda and Items

Agenda & Packet 3-26-2019

Summary of Last Meeting

The Village Board of Trustees met on March 12. Meeting highlights include:

-The Trustees held a public hearing on the Vermont Housing Data Community Profile Website. 
-The Trustees heard a presentation from Casey Scandore of Kittell Branagan & Sargent on the FYE18 audit.  The Village received an unmodified opinion, which is the cleanest opinion that can be issued. 
-The Trustees heard a presentation from Rick Bryant from Stantec on a parking study. 
-The Trustees heard a presentation from Jon Moore of Green Mountain Transit regarding route changes. 
-The Trustees heard an update from Unified Manager Evan Teich regarding a strategy to station a new officer to serve as a School Resource Officer at Essex High School. 
-The Trustees discussed preparations for Annual Village Meeting. 
-The Trustees approved the consent agenda.

The draft official meeting minutes can be found below.

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