Montpelier Senior Activity Center Advisory Council

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MSAC Governance Policies & Procedures

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).

  1. Members of Advisory Council
  2. Next Meeting Date & Agenda
  3. Recent Meeting Agendas & Minutes
  4. Committees

FY23 Members

  • 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.

Check out our FY24 Budget Video below!

About the OAA Letter

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From Meals On Wheels America:

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$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 Katherine Nick, Senior Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy Nick Koehler, Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Associate