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CCRPC Equity Statement | September 2023 | At its meeting on September 20, the CCRPC Board formally adopted an equity statement which was developed in collaboration with all CCRPC staff, CCRPC Equity Advisory Committee members, community partners, and the CCRPC Executive Committee. | Read the Equity Statement » | Learn About the Development Process » | View the Presentation to the CCRPC Board »

Religious and Cultural Days of Significance Calendar | May 2023 | CCRPC staff prepared a spreadsheet that outlines religious and cultural days of significance during 2023 and 2024. This list is not exhaustive, but is intended to be a resource to be consulted prior to scheduling meetings and events. | 2023 and 2024 Religious and Cultural Days of Significance »

Achieving a healthy, inclusive, and prosperous future for Chittenden County is the vision of our Regional ECOS Plan. However, we know we cannot achieve that future without addressing the systemic racism and inequities in our community. Addressing inequity in our community is one of the eight key strategies in our ECOS Plan to achieve our vision, and there is much work to be done. We at CCRPC are committed to working through the racial and economic disparities in our community together with our member municipalities, partner organizations, employers and residents. | Read Our Commitment (June 2020) » | Read our Equity Statement (September 2023) »

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CCRPC EQUITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE »
EQUITY STATEMENT (2023) »
RESOURCES »
2021 PLANNING FOR EQUITY SUMMIT »
BACKGROUND »
CONTACT »


CCRPC EQUITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (EAC)

As part of the CCRPC’s ongoing efforts to build our organization’s capacity to address systemic racism and inequities in our communities, and as a result of the findings within our organizational equity assessment, an Equity Advisory Committee (EAC) was established in November 2022 to oversee our activities to ensure equitable processes and outcomes. The committee includes primarily community members with diverse lived experiences, interests, and expertise; CCRPC Board members; and CCRPC staff (non-voting members).

Meeting dates, agendas and minutes, and membership details are available on the EAC webpage »


ccrpc equity statement

At its meeting on September 20, 2023, the CCRPC Board formally adopted the following equity statement which was developed in collaboration with all CCRPC staff, CCRPC Equity Advisory Committee members, community partners, and the CCRPC Executive Committee.

Acknowledgement of the Problem: CCRPC acknowledges that structural oppression contributes to persistent disparities and condemns racism and discrimination in all its forms. 

Recognition of our Role & Responsibility: As a governmental planning organization with decision-making influence, the work of CCRPC significantly impacts people throughout Chittenden County. We hold ourselves responsible for identifying and addressing historic and current inequities in our own practices as well as those of the planning field as a whole.  

Our Commitment: We commit to constantly evaluating our work to transform our actions, policies, and procedures through continuous education, leveraging assets to improve access, and meaningful collaboration with those most impacted by the problems we seek to address. 

Our Goal: In doing so, we hope to co-create a community where identity and socio-economic status no longer influence life outcomes and where all—not the select few—are heard, seen, belong, and treated as experts in their own experience. 

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RESOURCES

CCRPC Plans & Resources

Municipal & Regional Resources

NATIONAL Resources

Vermont Racial Justice Organizations

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2021 planning for equity summit

The CCRPC held a Planning for Equity summit on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Over 75 participants attended from across Chittenden County, including students, community members, planners, and municipal leaders. More information and resources are included below.

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background

Prior to establishing the current Equity Advisory Committee (EAC), the CCRPC Equity Leadership Team (ELT) was established in April 2021 as the result of the CCRPC hiring a consultant, The Creative Discourse Group, to address racial equity within its organization. ELT meeting materials and membership information can be found below.

ELT Meeting Notes

ELT Membership

  • Elaine Haney, CCRPC Alternate Representative – Essex Junction
  • Michael O’Brien, CCRPC Representative – Winooski
  • Jacki Murphy, CCRPC Representative – Colchester
  • Charlie Baker, CCRPC Executive Director
  • Bryan Davis, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner
  • Emma Vaughn, CCRPC Communications Manager

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CONTACT

For more information, please contact Anne Nelson Stoner, CCRPC Equity and Engagement Manager.

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