The Vermont Business Roundtable’s issue and policy analyses are conducted by its various working groups, which are headed by a chief executive and include other CEOs as its members. The working groups conduct studies, develop policy recommendations, and design implementation strategies for action.

On major issues, the working groups develop position statements as a basis for member advocacy, for educational and informational purposes, and for use by the general public. Working groups are created and disbanded as issues arise and action is taken. The Roundtable’s one current working group is dedicated to College and Career Readiness.

At other times, the Roundtable will commission a particular study by consultants that augment the initial work by its own members. As well, the Roundtable will enter into collaborations with other entities to bring their respective talents, expertise, and resources to bear on the issue.

Early Care and Learning Task Force

CO-CHAIRS Dimitri Garder, CEO, Global-Z International, Inc. Michael Seaver, President, Vermont, M&T Bank MEMBERS ECL FAQ MEDIA OF INTEREST Download 2023 RAND ‘Vermont Early Care and Education Financing Study’(Vermont Legislature Prepublication Copy, January 2023 ) Roundtable Releases ‘Vermont’s Early Care & Learning Dividend’ Report (February 2017) Statement of Support for Investments into Ages 0-5 Early…

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College and Career Readiness Task Force (Retired)

The College and Career Readiness Task Force was retired in 2018. Below is an archive of the resources produced by the working group.   RESOURCES State Map Identifying School Regions with Existing and Emerging Work-Based Learning Opportunities (Download Here) Making Connections: Building the Pipeline and Identifying Work-Based Learning Opportunities in Your Community (Download Here) Making Connections: Contacts…

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Pension Reform Task Force

Chair: Mark Crow, President, Tenth Crow Creative MEMBERS RESOURCES Policy Options for Vermont State Employees and Teachers Pension and Health Care Retirement Systems (2020 Policy Paper – PDF) Defining the Issue View Original Introduction – 2017 (pdf) View Updated Presentation – 2019 (pdf)   View Vermont Taxpayers’ Obligation – 2017 (pdf)   Events Promises Made Promises…

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The Racial Equity Committee [REC]

CO-CHAIRS: Kyle Dodson, President & CEO, Greater Burlington YMCA Scott Fewell, CEO, Liquid Measurement Systems MEMBERS RESOURCES The Vermont Business Roundtable has made formal COMMITMENTS FOR ACTION. (Read Here)   Racial Equity Committee Resource Compilation 2022 by Sherra Bourget      

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