Committee Work

VCW establishes committees in priority areas to study issues and to make recommendations to the full commission.  Each one of our 16 commissioners serves on a committee, and membership is extended to our advisors, as well as community members. Among other activities, committees:

  • review VCW policy positions and recommend updates and changes to the full commission
  • provide information and research to contribute to policy briefs and other educational materials developed by staff
  • bring new issues to the attention of staff and commissioners
  • review emerging issues and identify information, resources, guest speakers, questions, etc. that the commission may need
  • recommend action for the commission to take in response to information presented and discussions happening at commission meetings
  • identify key issues and questions relating to proposed or pending legislation

Committees generally meet by video conference outside of full commission meetings.   Each committee is supported by a dedicated VCW staff member or members (s) who facilitate meeting operations, including scheduling, public warning, and posting of minutes.  Committee meetings are open to the public.  Please contact VCW staff in advance to confirm date and time or to join the meeting in-office or on a committee conference call.

Criminal Legal System Committee

Co-chairs: Ashley Messier & Lisa Ryan
Secretary: Sarah Mell
Delaney Courcelle
Lisa Senecal
Jessica Barquist
Rhoni Basden
Lisa Falcone
Alison Lamagna
Meredith Roberts

Staff: Ellie Lane & Lilly Talbert

Meets every other Monday from 9:00 am - 10:30 am

April 4, 2022 *meeting canceled*

March 21, 2022 AGENDA | MINUTES

February 7, 2022 AGENDA | MINUTES

January 24, 2022  AGENDA | MINUTES

January 7, 2022 AGENDA | MINUTES

December 17, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

December 3, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

 

Economic Equity & Security Committee

Rhoni Basden
Nancy Brooks
Kellie B. Campbell
Michelle Fay
Wendy Knight
Alison Lamagna
Meredith Roberts
Katie Salina
Heidi Tringe
Staff: Cary Brown

Usually meets monthly on the Friday before the VCW meeting at 1:15 p.m. via teleconference.

March 4, 2022 1:15 p.m. AGENDA | MINUTES

February 4, 2022 1:15 p.m. AGENDA | MINUTES  **CANCELLED**

January 7, 2022 1:15 p.m. AGENDA | MINUTES

December 3, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

 

VCW Committee Work Prior to Fall of 2021

 

Economic Equity & Security Committee

NOV 2019 MINUTES

MAY 2018 MINUTES

JANUARY 2018  - CANCELLED

DECEMBER 2017 AGENDA | MINUTES

 

Education & Human Development Committee
Chair: Commissioner Kellie Campbell

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. via conference call

July 19, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES (Joint meeting with Health & Safety Committee)

June 2, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES (Joint meeting with Health & Safety Committee)

MAY 5, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

APRIL 7, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

MARCH 3, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

FEBRUARY 5, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES (RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 3)

January 13, 2021 COMMITEE TIME DURING VCW MEETING | MINUTES

JANUARY 6, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

DECEMER 16, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES (RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER 2)

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES (RESCHEDULED FROM NOVEMBER 4)

OCTOBER 7, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

AUGUST 5, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

JULY 1, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

*JUNE 12, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES (rescheduled from Wednesday, June 3)

MAY 6, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

APRIL 1, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

MARCH 4, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

FEBRUARY 5, 2020  AGENDA | MINUTES

DECEMBER 4, 2019 AGENDA | MINUTES

JUNE 6, 2019 AGENDA | MINUTES

APRIL 2018 AGENDA | MINUTES

MARCH 2018 AGENDA | MINUTES

FEBRUARY 2018 AGENDA | MINUTES

JANUARY 24 2018 AGENDA | MINUTES

JANUARY 3, 2018  AGENDA | MINUTES

DECEMBER 2017 - RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, January 3rd at 8:00 a.m.

NOVEMBER 2017 AGENDA | MINUTES
 

Health & Safety Committee
Chair: Commissioner Mary Daly
Meets the second Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. via conference call

July 19, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES (Joint meeting with Health & Safety Committee)

June 2, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES (Joint meeting with Health & Safety Committee)

MAY 10, 2021 AGENDA | RESCHEDULED - joining with Education Committee at June 2, 9 AM meeting

APRIL 12, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

MARCH 8, 2021  AGENDA | MINUTES

FEBRUARY 8, 2021 AGENDA | MINUTES

DECEMBER 7, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

NOVEMBER 9, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES | 3 initiatives handout

OCTOBER 12, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

JUNE 8, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

MAY 11, 2020  AGENDA | MINUTES

APRIL 13, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 AGENDA | MINUTES

JANUARY 24, 2020   AGENDA | MINUTES special meeting; re:universal school meals

MARCH 12, 2019  AGENDA | MINUTES

APRIL 10, 2018  AGENDA | MINUTES

MARCH 13, 2018  AGENDA  | MINUTES

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 AGENDA | MINUTES

DECEMBER 12, 2017 AGENDA | MINUTES