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Aug. 20 Grand Isle County Capitol for a Day to Cover Vermont Economy, Finance, Taxes

Gov. Phil Scott, the Vermont Department of Taxes, and other State agencies will host meetings in Grand Isle County on Aug. 20, 2019, as part of the Governor’s Capitol for a Day.

The Department of Taxes will host the following three events:

The 2019 Legislative Session and Legislative Changes Impacting Taxation and State Finance

Douglas Farnham, tax economist and director of policy, Department of Taxes, and Adam Greshin, commissioner, Department of Finance and Management, will lead this roundtable discussion.

Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Location: Worthen Library of South Hero, 28 Community Lane, South Hero.

A Roundtable Discussion Regarding Taxation of Prewritten Software Accessed Remotely

Douglas Farnham and Shawn Nailor, deputy secretary, Agency of Digital Services, will lead this session.

Time: 11:00-12:00 a.m.

Location: Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corp., 3501 U.S. Route 2, North Hero.

Those employed in the technology sector will find this session to be of particular interest.

A Panel Discussion Regarding Economic Development, Act 250, and Taxes

Panelists will include Gov. Phil Scott; Douglas Farnham; Brett Long, deputy commissioner, Department of Economic Development; Chris Cochran, director of Community Planning and Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development; Billy Coster, director of Natural Resources Planning, Agency of Natural Resources; and acting as moderator, Michael Schirling, secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: The North Hero House Inn & Restaurant, 3643 U.S. Route 2, North Hero.

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, or to register for these events, email Please tell us which event(s) you will attend.

The Governor’s schedule, along with the full slate of cabinet activities for Grand Isle Capitol for a Day will be issued next week.