Minutes SeVEDS Board Meeting
February 2, 2012 – 2-4PM
Hannah Cosman Room Brattleboro
In attendance: Lisa Sullivan, Martin Langeveld (Post VY), Colby Dix, Patrick Moreland, Jeff Lewis, Jenna Pugiliese (by phone), Julia Sorenson, Laura Sibilia, Dan Yates
Absent: Gregg Noble, Stephan Morse, Bob Stevens, Barb Sondag, Susan McMahon, Bill Colvin, Tim Cullenen, David Alstead, Drew Richards
No motions were made due to lack of quorum
Minutes from 01/19 – approval postponed
EDA Technical Assistance grant is in
Updates on Road Show:
Laura and Jeff made presentation to Arts Commission, results mixed, some said they were happy someone was doing this – after meeting disappointment in lack of obvious arts tie in was noted
Barb, Bob, Jeff and Laura made presentation to Windham County Delegation at Statehouse. Reception was positive and offers to look for workforce funding were made.
Bob, Jeff and Laura made presentation BF/Rock combined board. Well received – feedback was it is a lot of information – challenge is to shorten presentation without losing impact. Gregg has offered to work on this.
Informational and Upcoming Grant/Project possibilities – Laura updated the board on regional disaster and long term funding opportunities on the horizon including CDBG, EDA Disaster Recovery and Sustainable Communities
PR/Marketing – meeting Feb 14
Website – up
Workforce/CCV/VTC updates – no update
Post VY – Martin Langeveld came to discuss the draft Post VY impact and mitigation report
At next SeVEDS meeting, board would like to discuss having main board meet once a month and task force groups meet once a month.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30