Project Timeline

Summer 2019

  • Community outreach
  • Conduct surveys
  • In-Depth interviews
  • Community panels

Fall 2019

  • Continued data collection from the summer
  • State interagency forum on EJ

Spring/Summer 2020

  • Report back to communities
  • Briefing to legislative committee 
Project Phase Schedule
Phase 1:  Data Collection and Relationship BuildingMay – Aug 2019 
Objective 1 
Identify target communities for community panels, begin exploratory conversations andprocess designMay 2019
Objective 2Conduct legal review of environmental health and land use policies in Vermont and best practices in other statesAugust 2019
Phase 2:  Community Engagement, Part ISept – Nov 2019
Objective 1Convene the first state interagency EJ forumSept 2019
Objective 2Complete first round of community panels, surveys, interviews, participatory mapping Nov 2019
Phase 3:  Community Engagement, Part IIJan – May 2020
Objective 1Complete transcription and compilation of listening sessions, interviews, and survey data and summarize for partnersJan 2020
Objective 2Publish draft project report and findings, circulate to stakeholdersMay 2020
Phase 4:  Craft EJ Policy RecommendationsJune – Dec 2020
Objective 1Convene 3-5 meetings with stakeholders to discuss policy optionsJune – Aug 2020
Objective 2Draft EJ policy recommendations for official interagency review, in preparation for advancing legislative recommendationsSept – Dec 2020
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