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

Andrew P. Brown, Village President abrown@ 802-598-8162
George A. Tyler, Vice President gtyler@ 802-310-8215
Daniel S. Kerin dkerin@ 802-879-8343
Raj Chawla rchawla@
Amber Thibeault athibeault@

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 878-6951 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.

Upcoming Meetings Packet & Agendas

Trustee Meeting Highlights

The Village Trustees met on Tuesday, October 29. Meeting highlights include:

-The Trustees interviewed Elijah Massey for an open seat on the Bike/Walk Advisory Committee.
-The Trustees discussed the Champlain Valley Exposition Sound Indemnification Agreement and Financial Contribution Agreement, and tabled the issue until a later date.
-The Trustees accepted a FEMA grant for the Fire Department to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units.  The Trustees also waived the purchasing policy bid requirement for these units.
-The Trustees approved the consent agenda, which included minutes approval, appointing Planning Commissioner Steven Shaw to the Capital Program Review Committee and check warrants.

The draft official meeting minutes are available below.

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