Minutes SeVEDS Board Meeting
December 15th – 2-4PM
Hannah Cosman Room Brattleboro
In attendance: David Alstadt, Tim Cullenen, Bob Stevens, Stephan Morse, Lisa Sullivan, Bill Colvin, Jenna Pugiliese, Jeff Lewis, Dan Yates, Colby Dix, Susan McMahon, Barb Sondag
Absent: Julia Sorenson, Gregg Noble, Drew Richards
Bob called the meeting to order at 2:05 and asked that approval of minutes and update on Post VY be placed on the agenda and financials removed.
Stephan made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 30, 2011 meeting, 2nd by Bill VOTE: unanimous
Updates on funding
501 c(3) – Jeff updated the board on his discussions with BDCC’s attorney and redevelopment group regarding creation of a new non-profit.
CEDS RFP – draft – The application is complete, Laura brought the narrative for members. Waiting to hear feedback from EDA
Stephan updated the SeVEDS board on the Post VY group activities and that they have identified what they believe will be the major impacts from a VY closure and are brainstorming mitigation steps. There was some discussion by the VY group about advocating for a “regional stimulus package”.
Laura, Lisa and Jeff will work on identifying a status presentation and schedule regionally.
Updates to Objectives and Strategies Document
Board worked on better articulating strategy around 46+ and funding –Objective 4 strategy 14
Board worked on Objective 2 workforce
Finished with edits on the rest of the initial Strategies and Objectives document (see file objectives and strategies detailed 122011)
Next meeting is January 5th
- Executive Committee will meet at 1 PM as the Finance Committee for budgets
- SeVEDS board will meet at 2 PM
i. Review Objective and Strategies doc changes
ii. Discuss presentation schedule for roadshows
iii. Approve PR
iv. Review (possibly approve)the CEDS RFP draft
v. Review connection of strategies to goals