Current Updates

City Council Meeting Summaries

We now send out 1-page summaries after each City Council meeting. Summaries include highlights from the agenda with the corresponding video time stamp so you can jump right to what you want to see, as well as all the actions taken by the Council. Summaries also include links to follow-up information or other relevant info. Sign up here:

Flood Feedback Survey Results

We asked the community to share what communication methods worked well during the flood and ways we can improve. We received 118 responses while the survey was open during the month of August. 

View and download the results of the Flood Feedback Survey - (Click Here)

Communications After-Action Improvements

The city has implemented several new communications efforts as a direct result of the community input we’ve received throughout the past two months. Here are some of the ways we’re working to improve our communications based on our community’s feedback:

  • Branding VT-Alert Messages: All VT-Alert messages from the city will specifically state “- From the city of Montpelier” in the text and audio message
  • Direct Communication via Email: sign up to receive general informational updates from the city on our website using the “Notify Me” feature on our website
  • Creating more "How-To" Information: We're working on a "Welcome to Montpelier" packet of information about vital city services. The packet will contain how-to information for common activities such as paying taxes, how to contact city departments, and where to find zoning regulations.
Read about the results of the survey and how we're putting these results into action in our most recent editorial in The Bridge.City C

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Communication is a cornerstone of Montpelier's FY22-23 Strategic Plan. To better serve our community, we strive to provide responsible and engaged government by communicating effectively in all things we do. Communicating effectively means much more than pumping out information - it's about building and nurturing a relationship between community members so we all can thrive. 

We provide responsible and engaged government by continually working to improve how we share information and create public value.

There are many ways to stay connected with your City. 

Explore them here!

Got a question about our City communications?

Reach out to our Communications Coordinator Evelyn Pirm at


How to Engage with Your City

There are lots of ways to engage with your City. Whether you're interested in lending your talents to a committee or simply looking for road work updates, there's something for every level of involvement.

Learn About Projects & Activities

There's a lot going on in our small town! Here's a sampling of some of our regular updates:

Community Project Portal

The City of Montpelier recently launched a new project engagement platform to share information about current City projects. Community members can engage with and learn about current and upcoming City projects, share their thoughts, and discuss ideas collaboratively with each other and the City. Check our the Community Project Portal, powered by Zencity Engage, here:

DPW Weekly Newsletter

The Department of Public Works (DPW) sends out a weekly e-newsletter, the DPWNews! Learn about upcoming road work before it happens. Get it in your email every Friday! Click here to sign up.

MSAC & Recreation Newsletters

The Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC) and the Recreation Department both distribute monthly newsletters. Join a class, play a sport, or simply enjoy the community pool! Click here to sign up.

MPD Quarterly Reports

The Montpelier Police Department (MPD) published quarterly reports on police activities. Find them on the MPD webpage or sign up to receive them in your email here

City Manager's Weekly Report

A recap of this week's meetings, events, and important information from City Hall. Find it on the City Manager's page on our website.

Monthly Article in The Bridge

Read up on current issues in the City's monthly article in The Montpelier Bridge! Catch our monthly article, A Message from City Hall, online and in print. Browse past articles in the archive below!

A Minute in Montpelier Podcast

Our in-house podcast, A Minute in Montpelier, releases new episodes each month about current events, issues, and goings-on around the City. Spend a minute in Montpelier with us. Listen for free on Spotify


Social Media

Nearly all city departments are active on social media! Find us on:

YouTube  @cityofmontpelierVT802


    @City of Montpelier, VT - City Government



Linked In

@City of Montpelier, Vermont


Get Involved

Sign up for Updates

Stay informed of goings on - Get text and email reminders for board and committee meetings, quarterly reports, or subscribe to our newsletters here.

Attend or Join a Committee

The City of Montpelier has over three dozen public boards and committees and each provides an important public service to our community. Committees are made up of volunteers and a City staff liaison.  Most committees meet once or twice a month and all are open to the public. Check out the Agenda Center on our website for dates and times! Click here to fill out the committee application.

Apply for Open City Positions

Grow in your career while making your community a better place.  Click here to see a listing of open positions. Ready to apply? Click here to fill out an application.

A Message from City Hall Article Archive