Thank you to everyone who participated in the Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition legislative day at the statehouse!
VHCC Legislative Day is the day in which we celebrate the unique partnership between housing and conservation in Vermont. It’s an opportunity for Vermonters to meet with their legislators and express why housing and conservation issues matter to them. This year, legislators heard from many of you that protecting Vermont’s natural land and making homes more affordable, safe, and accessible are some of your top priorities.
After lunch, everyone got together in the House Chamber to hear a dedication celebrating the life and work of Paul Bruhn. Paul passed away last year, after a lifetime of working to protect the essential character of Vermont. After the dedication, attendees and legislators filed back into committee rooms to hear how we can build on Paul’s legacy by supporting housing and conservation initiatives.
In the afternoon, VHCC provided ice cream in the cafeteria, a welcome break during a busy day of testimony. Advocates ended the day feeling empowered by the large turnout and excellent testimony, leaving legislators with a renewed sense of urgency for housing and conservation issues.
For more information about the Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition, check out the Vermont Land Trust’s website.
Thank you, again, for everyone’s hard work!