This information is intended for use by cities and towns in Vermont for taking steps toward implementation of your Declaration of Inclusion.
Small steps to inform your residents of the wording of the DOI and the reasons behind adopting it:
- Add the Declaration to the town website or hang a framed copy in the Town Clerks office and include reasons why the Select Board believes this is an important step forward for the town.
- Print the Declaration in the Town Newsletter along with the reasons for adopting. Perhaps this is the first of a series of articles.
- Include in the Towns Annual Report along with a report of the broader role that Inclusion, Diversity, and equity are playing throughout the State of Vermont and the far-reaching implications of the 2020 Census which show that Vermont has a dwindling and aging population.