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Montpelier Senior Activity Center Advisory Council
Advisory Council Election Season Begins
Are you an MSAC member who would like to help determine how the Center operates? This is your chance! The MSAC Advisory Council (AC) meets every other month with the MSAC Director to learn about new resources and opportunities and offer advice on how to address challenges that arise. Despite the pandemic, the AC has continued to meet, though mostly online. The beat goes on. Please consider joining this congenial, productive group. You can learn about AC expectations from the Governance Policies and Procedures or by asking MSAC to send it to you. If you would like to talk to an AC member about how the Council works, please contact the office at 802-223-2518.
Next Meeting Date, Time, Location, Agenda & Minutes:
The next meeting is on-site at MSAC (58 Barre Street) on TBD (updates coming soon).
- Renea Bordeau
- Kris Clark
- Barbara Dall
- Mariah Lane
- Dianne Maccario, Chair
- Laura Morse
- Kathy Nickels
- Suzanne Swanson, Vice Chair
- Rick Winston
Members are elected to two-year terms and elections occur each spring, with nominations due in late Winter. Refer to Governance Policies & Procedures for more information.
Thank you to outgoing FY22 members: Jean Olson and Mary Carlson.
The next meeting is on-site at MSAC (58 Barre Street) on January 17, 2023 from 2-3:30 pm.
Recent Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes:
Agenda and Draft minutes for December 13, 2022
Agenda and Draft minutes for October 11, 2022
Agenda and Draft minutes for August 9, 2022
Agenda and Draft minutes for May 10, 2022
Agenda and Draft minutes for Jan. 27, 2022 (rescheduled)
Agenda and Draft minutes for Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Agenda and Draft minutes for Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Agenda and Draft minutes for Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Agenda and Draft Minutes for Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Agenda and Corrected Minutes for Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Agenda and Minutes of June 22, 2021, 11:30am Advisory Council Meeting
Agenda and Minutes of June 22, 2021, 2:30pm Advisory Council Meeting
Agenda and Minutes of June 22, 2021,12:45pm Annual Meeting Recording of June 22 Annual Meeting (starts at the 7 minute mark!)
Minutes of June 18, 2019 Annual Meeting (no 2020 Annual Meeting) Minutes of May 10, 2021 Meeting
Agendas and previous minutes are available prior to the meetings, and Zoom links for phone or video are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Older Agendas and Minutes for this and other City boards, committees
There are four standing committees of MSAC's Advisory Council, and members at large are invited to participate. To learn more, contact MSAC@montpelier-vt.org.
Membership & Hospitality
Check out our FY24 Budget Video below!
About the OAA Letter
From Meals On Wheels America:
$100 Million Increase Secured for OAA Nutrition in FY 2023
This Year’s Appropriations Process Comes to a Close Congress passed H.R. 2617, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, finalizing funding for all federal programs and services for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, which runs through September 30 of next year. This $1.7 trillion spending bill is a compromise deal between the House and Senate that passed by 225-201 in the House and 68-29 in the Senate. The President is expected to sign it into law soon, officially bringing the federal appropriations process for FY 2023 to a close.
From here, federal agencies, such as the Administration for Community Living (ACL), will begin the process of calculating program allocations and disbursing the funds to states. The final bill contains a $100 million increase for the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program – the largest annual appropriations increase in the program’s history. This is more than a 10 percent increase and will bring funding for the OAA Nutrition Program – including Congregate, Home Delivered and the Nutrition Services Incentive Program – to total of $1,066,753,000 in FY 2023.
We view this increase as an important step forward in securing the federal resources needed to support our vital network and the older adults it serves. Read our joint press statement with the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) about the historic federal funding for senior nutrition services here. MANY THANKS TO YOU As we wrap up the year, we thank you for all of your powerful advocacy, input, stories and support. Together, we made a difference and look forward to what we can achieve as the new 118th Congress gets underway in January.
It is our honor to work with you, and on behalf of all of us at Meals on Wheels America, we wish you a safe and joyous holiday season! Katie Jantzi, Vice President of Government Affairs email@example.com Katherine Nick, Senior Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy firstname.lastname@example.org Nick Koehler, Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Associate email@example.com.