March 7 City Council Meeting Overview
Monday marked Winooski's 100th municipal birthday! We recognized this milestone with a Centennial Resolution - you can view the resolution and all of our Centennial events/offerings at legacy.winooskivt.gov/centennial. We also welcomed new Councilors Thomas Renner and Aurora Hurd, and appointed Councilor Jim Duncan as Deputy Mayor. Please join me in congratulating and thanking them for their service to Winooski. We spent a large portion of the meeting going over our new Councilor orientation. If you have a moment, I recommend that community members review the presentation as it serves as a great reminder of how your local government operates. View here.
City Manager Search Update
With the help of our City Manager Search Committee and GovHR, our professional recruiter, have narrowed down the search for Winooski's City Manager to 3 finalists. Meet them tonight at the O'Brien Community Center at 6 PM for our informal meet and greet, details here. Community members are invited to get to know the candidates, ask questions, and share their thoughts. What skills and experiences are you looking for in our next City Manager? The City Council will conduct final interviews on Saturday - we are very excited about the strong and diverse pool of candidates we've met during this process.
300 Main St. Update
Housing and service providers continue to coordinate to look for new housing for the families being displaced from this property. They are sharing how difficult it is to find open units and landlords willing to rent to these families. If you are a landlord in Winooski seeking new tenants, please reach out to get connected with a service provider who can fill your vacancy so our neighbors aren't displaced from our community and children are not removed from the school district. Let's live the commitment we have made to being a welcoming community.
As always, feel free to reach out any time.
Mayor Kristine Lott - firstname.lastname@example.org / 802 766 1988