State Ethics Commission -- VBA seat

Act No. 79, signed into law on June 14, 2017, establishes a five-member State Ethics Commission. The Vermont Bar Association has been named one of the entities to appoint a Commission member. Click HERE for a letter from the Chairs of the Senate and House Committees on Government Operations, which sets forth various details about the position. The “additional qualifications” referenced at the end of the first paragraph in the letter include: “... A member shall not: (A) hold any office in the Legislative, Executive, or Judicial Branch of State government or otherwise be employed by the State; (B) hold or enter into any lease or contract with the State, or have a controlling interest in a company that holds or enters into a lease or contract with the State; (C) be a lobbyist; (D) be a candidate for State or legislative office; or (E) hold any office in a State or legislative office candidate’s committee, a political committee, or a political party.”

If you are a Vermont Bar Association member who would like to be considered for the appointment, please forward a letter addressed to Michael Kennedy, President of the VBA Board of Managers, to, subject line “State Ethics Commission”, setting forth the reasons why you would like to be considered for the position. Please include a copy of your resume with the letter, and submit both on or before Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.. The VBA Board of Bar Mangers will review submissions at its Board meeting on July 28, 2017, and will announce its decision after that date.