The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 1713. Vermont Veterans’ Home Board of Trustees
(a) The Vermont Veterans’ Home is governed by the Vermont Veterans’ Home Board of Trustees.
(b) The Board shall consist of 21 members:
(1) Twenty members shall be appointed by the Governor for staggered terms of three years, at least 15 of whom shall be veterans who have been honorably discharged from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Each appointed trustee shall serve until a successor has been appointed. In the event an appointed trustee vacates the Board, is unable to serve, or is removed by the Governor for cause, the Governor shall appoint another trustee to serve the unexpired term of the departing trustee.
(2)(A) One member of the Board shall be a classified employee who has at least five years of service at the Home. This trustee shall be elected by a secret ballot administered by the Board and cast by the classified employees of the Home. This trustee shall not vote in case of a real or apparent conflict of interest, shall serve a term of three years and until a successor is elected, and may be removed by the Governor for cause.
(B) The Board shall give notice of a vacancy of this trustee position and hold an election no more than 30 days from the notice date. In the event this trustee vacates the Board, is unable to serve, or is removed by the Governor for cause, the classified employees of the Home shall elect another classified employee of the Home to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.
(c) The Board shall elect annually a president, a vice president, and a secretary from among its members. Eleven members shall constitute a quorum at all meetings; provided, however, if there is a vacancy on the Board, the number of trustees constituting a quorum shall be one more than one-half the number of the remaining trustees.
(d) Pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 1010, trustees who are not State employees shall be entitled to per diem and reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with performing their duties under this chapter. (Added 2003, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 79, eff. June 8, 2004; amended 2013, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), §§ E.342.1, E.342.2.)