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Working Lands Enterprise Board Meetings & Business

Board Members

The Working Lands Enterprise initiative, Act 142, created the Working Lands Enterprise Fund (WLEF) and the Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB)

The WLEB is made up of private sector members throughout the supply chains of agriculture and forestry, and staff from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Housing Conservation Board, Vermont Economic Development Authority, and Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. 

In 2015, amendments to legislation increased the size of the Working Lands Enterprise Board to 20 members and added a policy role.

Please direct questions about WLEB business to Elizabeth Sipple, Working Lands Program Manager: Elizabeth.Sipple@vermont.gov or 802-917-1134. 

Board Meetings

WLEB meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the afternoon via Microsoft Teams. On some occasions, board meetings are moved to the second or fourth Tuesday of the month to ensure timely grant decisions. WLEB does not usually meet in the month of July. The June and August meetings are usually full or half day in person symposiums dedicated to strategic learning and planning for the upcoming fiscal year funding opportunities.

Fiscal Year 2024 Board Meetings

Below are the dates, location, and meeting materials for the FY 2024 WLEB meetings. Agendas are posted 48 hours prior to meetings. Draft minutes are posted within 5 days of the meeting, and the board approves drafts of minutes during the following month's meeting. 

Microsoft Teams login details are in the agenda. 

August 22, 2023

September 19, 2023

October 17, 2023

November 28, 2023

December 19, 2023

January 23, 2024

February 13, 2024

March 19, 2024

  • Meeting location: Microsoft Teams
  • Agenda
  • Draft minutes

April 23, 2024

  • Meeting location: Microsoft Teams
  • Agenda
  • Draft minutes

May 14, 2024

  • Meeting location: Microsoft Teams
  • Agenda
  • Draft minutes

June 25, 2024

  • Meeting location: TBD
  • Agenda
  • Draft minutes