Partner Member: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

Partner Member: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

About ACRPC

ACRPC serves the 21 towns of the Addison Region and provides assistance on a range of community development activities and issues. ACRPC provides leadership and technical expertise to encourage cooperative planning within and among the region’s communities and area-wide interests.

What We Do

Along with ten other regional planning commissions around the state, ACRPC was established by the legislature to:

  • Promote economic development, increasing jobs and income
  • Preserve the natural beauty of Vermont
  • Obtain and maintain efficiency in government expenditure
  • Safeguard and extend local autonomy in planning and development decisions

ACRPC does this through commissioners who are appointed by town select boards. This group of town delegates and alternates meets monthly and each commissioner serves on at least one committee.

Commission

The Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) consists of delegates and alternates appointed to the Commission by the legislative body of each of the region’s 21 municipalities. Larger municipalities may be represented by up to three delegates. Smaller municipalities appoint one delegate. Municipalities appoint delegates and alternates to the ACRPC shortly after town meeting for a one-year term beginning July 1st of each year. Alternates exist to act in the shoes of the delegate if an appointed delegate is unable to attend a meeting.

Both delegates and alternates participate in ACRPC’s committee structure and are encouraged to attend meetings and participate in work on and discussions concerning the Region’s business.

Addison
Del: Frank Galgano
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Orwell
Del: Andrea Ochs
Del: Ray Papandrea
Alt: David King
Alt: Clyde Park
Bridport
Del: Andrew Manning
Del: Edward Payne
Alt: Mark Pumiglia
Alt: Paul Miller
Panton
Del: James Dayton
Alt: David Raphael
Bristol
Del: Peter Grant
Del: William Sayre
Del: Garland “Chico” Martin
Alt: Chris Lathrop
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Ripton
Del: Jeremy Grip
Alt: Marty Kulczyk
Cornwall
Del: Jim Duclos
Del: Holly Noordsy
Alt: Colin Kriwox
Alt: Stan Grzyb
Salisbury
Del: Tom Scanlon
Del: Mary Anne Sullivan
Alt: Barrie Bailey
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Ferrisburgh
Del: Tim Davis
Del: Arabella Holzafel
Del: Robert Peisch
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Shoreham
Del: Colin Davis
Del: Nick Causton
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Goshen
Del: Jim Pulver
Alt: Chad Chamberlain
Starksboro
Del: Richard Warren
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Leicester
Del: Diane Benware
Del: Ronald Fiske      

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Vergennes
Del: Mel Hawley
Del: Bill Benton
Alt: Shannon Haggett
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Lincoln
Del: Steve Revell
Del: Tommy Thompson
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Waltham
Del: Thomas Yager
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Middlebury
Del: Ted Davis
Del: Karl Neuse
Del: David Hamilton
Alt: Kathleen Ramsey
Alt: Ross Conrad
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Weybridge
Del: Ron Crawford
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Monkton
Del: Thea Gaudette
Del: Wendy Sue Harper
Alt: Charles Huizenga
Alt: Stephen Pilcher
Whiting
Del: Ellen Kurrelmeyer
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New Haven
Del: Harvey Smith
Del: Jim Walsh
Alt: Susan Smiley
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Interest Group Representatives

H.O.P.E.

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Addison County Chamber of Commerce

Del: Sue Hoxie
Alt: Geoff Conrad

Addison County Economic Development Corporation 

Del: Harvey Smith
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Addison County Farm Bureau

Del: Kent Wright
Alt: William Scott

Otter Creek Audubon Society

Del: Ron Payne
Alt: Marcia Parker

Otter Creek Natural Resource Conservation District

Del: Jonathan Chamberlain
Alt: Paul Wagner

ACRPC Committees

Delegates and alternates, aided by ACRPC staff, conduct much of the policy making and project implementation business of ACRPC within its committee structure.  Addison County Regional Planning Commission currently has six committees. A brief introduction of each committee and a link to their work is provided below:

Executive CommitteeMinutes & Agendas
The Executive Board implements and supervises ACRPC policies and programs and it makes recommendations to the Full Commission.
Act 250 Committee:
The Act 250 Committee reviews all Act 250 applications for any Substantial Regional Impacts* as defined in the Regional Plan and supports municipalities in the Act 250 process.
Energy Committee:
The Energy Committee sets priorities for regional energy policies, projects and issues, co-sponsors monthly energy programs, and supports Town Energy Coordinators and their Committees.
Local Government Committee:
The Local Government Committee conducts reviews of municipal plans for communities requesting regional confirmation of their planning process and regional approval of their municipal plan.
Natural Resources CommitteeMinutes & Agendas
The Natural Resources Committee recently completed a complete revision of the Natural Resource Section of the Regional Plan and shall work with staff and committees to review and create projects that implement the plan’s goals.
Transportation Advisory CommitteeMinutes & Agendas
The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) focuses on transportation planning within the region. The TAC constitutes a special committee of the ACRPC because its members are appointed directly by each Selectboard and may or may not also be members of ACRPC’s Commission.

* In the context of the State of Vermont planning practice, a proposed development has a Substantial Regional Impact (SRI) if a policy of this Regional Plan that is relevant to the determination of an issue in an Act 250 or Section 248 proceeding makes recommendations that are more specific about one or more characteristics, features, standards, or conditions relating to the proposed development than the recommendations of the municipal plan. SRI is an impact of Land Development that triggers the requirements of 24 VSA 4345a (16), (17), and 4348 (h). An SRI is not automatically in conflict with a regional plan. An SRI is not always an Adverse Impact. 24 VSA 4345a (17) requires each RPC to define SRI as the term is to be used with respect to its region in its Regional Plan.