The City Council has established the Montpelier Social & Economic Justice Advisory Committee (SEJAC) to assist the City in addressing and reshaping the systems, policies and practices that perpetuate these barriers to social and economic justice in our community.
Specifically, it was charged with:
- identifying and nurturing potential projects, policies, and opportunities that address systemic oppression and work toward greater equity within our city
- Engaging a genuinely broad range of city residents in discussing and addressing systemic oppression at the city and community levels in order to move our community increasingly toward equity and justice.
- And partnering with other city, county and statewide groups working toward equity and justice to foster long term, far reaching projects, goals and developments that will ultimately serve to increase equity and justice in Montpelier.
SEJAC has done a lot of work moving the City through its Equity Action Plan and has spearheaded implementing the City's Committee Stipend pilot Project. (More info at the following link: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/1298/City-Committee-Stipend-Project). SEJAC needs additional members to help continue its good work!
You can fill out an application at: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/CommitteeApplication