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The Commons
Town and Village

Volunteer Energy Coordinator position available

Originally published in The Commons issue #404 (Wednesday, April 19, 2017).

BRATTLEBORO—The Brattleboro Selectboard recently announced that applications for the volunteer Town Energy Coordinator position will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 24.

The position is defined in the Town Charter as follows: “Town Energy Coordinator: One 1-year term. The energy coordinator, created by the Vermont Legislature, reviews energy-related material received by the town and advises the town on energy-conservation measures.”

The Energy Coordinator is appointed by the Selectboard and is supervised by the Energy Committee. In working with the Energy Committee, the Volunteer Town Energy Coordinator gets involved with energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other energy-related matters.

This person attends all Energy Committee meetings. Other tasks may include research and data gathering, grant writing, outreach and marketing, helping to run meetings, and other support for the operation of the Energy Committee and the performance of the Town’s energy-related work.

This person works out of their own home or office, but has access to a town conference room when needed and collaborates with town staff on some tasks.

Anyone interested in the position may submit a committee application to the Town Manager’s office, either by email at, or by mail/hand-delivery to: Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office, Attn: Energy Coordinator, 230 Main Street, Suite 208, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

The Committee application can be found on the town’s website at For more information, call the Town Manager’s office at 802-251-8151.

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