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  • Sen. Debbie Ingram, Chair
  • Rep. Diane Lanpher, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Lawrence Cupoli
  • Sen. Dick McCormack
  • Sen. James McNeil
  • Rep. Theresa Wood
  • Katie Ballard
  • Heather Bouchey
  • Cara Capparelli
  • Kyle Dodson
  • Carlen Finn
  • Coleen Hale
  • Janet Kilburn
  • Karen Lafayette
  • Erhard Mahnke
  • Jenna O'Farrell
  • Sandy Paritz
  • Sarah Phillips
  • Stacie Rouleau
  • Auburn Watersong

Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families


Rutland Middle School, 67 Library Ave, Rutland, VT 05701

November 21, 2019

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.




5:00 PM                   Free Dinner Served

Chili, hot dogs, light refreshments

Will be available throughout the entire meeting


5:20 PM                   Meeting Called to Order

Introductions and information about the Council

Sen. Debbie Ingram, Chair


5:30 PM                   Discussion at Tables in Small Groups

1. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing Vermonters in poverty today?

2. From your experience and perspective, what works well to help lift Vermonters out of poverty?

3. From your experience and perspective, what does not work well and could be improved?


6:15 PM                   Sharing Out to Large Group

What thoughts, ideas, questions, solutions, or suggestions would you like to share with the Council, based on your small group discussions?


7:00 PM                   Adjourn


If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Mike Ferrant at 802-828-2271 or mferrant@leg.state.vt.us