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2022 Legislative New Member Orientation

November 29 – December 2, 2022



Congratulations on your election to the 2023-2024 Session of the General Assembly!

The New Member Orientation program is scheduled for November 29 – December 2. Orientation will officially begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 29 with registration and light breakfast snacks available beginning at 7:15 am. In addition, there is a pre-scheduled Information Technology (IT) Training that will take place throughout the week where you will receive important information regarding legislative technology, activate your legislative email address, and receive your iPad.

The purpose of the orientation program is to provide the opportunity to meet some of your colleagues, to learn about legislative procedure and traditions, and to meet the staff who will assist you in your work at the General Assembly. Over the course of the four days, you will meet Legislative Branch leaders, Executive Branch officials, and the Judiciary Branch Justices and staff. Presentations include: parlimentary procedures, ethical decision making, the bill drafting process, working with the press, and current budget and revenue issues facing Vermont.

To download a pdf version of the registration form, click here:
Orientation Registration Form

If you wish to stay overnight on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday nights, the cost of your lodging (and parking) will be covered.  Please call Capitol Plaza to make your own reservation and reference “New Member Orientation” as they are holding a block of rooms for this event. Please reserve ASAP.

Capitol Plaza
100 State Street, Montpelier

Meals will be provided beginning with light breakfast snacks prior to the official kickoff at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 29th and running through breakfast on Friday, December 2nd.

Dress is business casual.

If you plan to stay at Capitol Plaza, you may park in their lot behind the hotel. If you will not be staying at Capitol Plaza, please park beside the State House on Aiken Avenue. Please let us know if you require accessible parking.

Expense Reimbursement
We will provide mileage reimbursement for travel to and from Montpelier to those who request it. To be eligible, you must submit a completed Expense Reimbursement Form, which will be available at Orientation.

We hope that you will find the orientation both stimulating and useful in preparing for your legislative service. If you have any questions, feel free to contact ptarmigan@snellingcenter.org. We look forward to meeting you on November 29!