Rep. Sibilia: August 20th update

Good evening,

A brief note to remind all that I am hosting online meeting with constituents tomorrow – Saturday – from 11 – noon. Also, like many in our region, I am watching the weather and the track of Henri and reflecting on the ten years that have passed since Irene. Make sure you check in with the weather tomorrow in case preparations are necessary.

Many thanks to the Wardsboro and Dover Public Libraries who have agreed to allow me to host monthly in person public office hours at the Wardsboro library on the 3rd Thursdays from 6-7 pm beginning August 19th and at the Dover library and on the 3rd Tuesdays from 6-7 pm beginning August 17th. We had a great crowd and lively discussion last night in Wardsboro.

I will also host a monthly online office hours on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11-noon beginning tomorrow August 21st – you can join this online meeting here or by calling +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 734 376 857 Passcode: 003089.


Make an appointment for a free vaccine

You can also walk-in at CVS, Hannaford Food and Drug, Walmart, Walgreens, Price Chopper/Market 32, Rite Aid, Shaw’s Supermarket, or Costco or get an appointment with Kinney DrugsCVSWalgreens,Northfield Pharmacyor UVMMC Outpatient Pharmacies.

As the school year approaches, make sure that your children ages 12 and older are vaccinated. Find a location near you.


Worker Relocation Grant Program Application Portal Is Now LIVE

This new relocation program aims to grow the workforce as well as provide support to employers who are struggling to fill vacancies, either due to the low unemployment rates or a disconnect between job requirements and candidate qualifications. Eligible applicants are those who fill vacancies in occupations identified with the most openings. The program offers reimbursement grants for eligible expenses, up to $7,500, to workers in certain occupations who move to Vermont and fill an opening with a Vermont employer. The application portal is now open to applicants who relocated after July 1, 2021. You can learn more about the program, find eligibility information, and apply at: ThinkVermont.com/relocation-incentives


TOURISM RECOVERY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

The travel and hospitality sector has undergone severe disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the road to recovery continues to present significant challenges. How can Vermont best meet these challenges, as well as embrace this opportunity for transformational change in our industry? Please join the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing in a roundtable discussion to share ideas on current challenges, opportunities that federal funding might unlock, and the future of travel and tourism in the state. Roundtable discussions will be held in Stowe, Rutland and Manchester the week of August 23rd (dates and times below). If you plan to attend one of the meetings, please register using this form.

Tuesday, August 24th
12:30pm – 2:30pm
The Barn at the Inn at Manchester
3967 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Wednesday, August 25th
9:00am – 11:00am
Stoweflake Resort
1746 Mountain Rd.
Stowe, Vermont 05672

Thursday, August 26th
9:00am – 11:00am
The Paramount Theatre
30 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701


As always, if you have suggestions, concerns or critiques please be in touch so we can schedule time to discuss them.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, or if you need assistance navigating government services at (802) 384-0233 or lsibilia@leg.state.vt.us. Follow my regular posts online at http://www.laurasibiliavt.com

Kind regards, 

Rep. Laura Sibilia 
Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro, Whitingham

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