Opening on South Burlington City Council

Opening on South Burlington City Council
Tyler Barnes steps down, leaving vacancy

During the South Burlington City Council’s October 16, 2023 meeting, Councilor Tyler Barnes read a prepared statement announcing his resignation. Mr. Barnes has accepted a promotion with his employer, and, as a result, is relocating out of state with his family. Video of his full statement is available at

Councilor Meaghan Emery congratulated Mr. Barnes on his promotion and thanked him for his service, a sentiment echoed by both of the other Councilors in attendance, Tim Barritt and Andrew Chalnick.

City Manager Jessie Baker said, “I’d like to thank Councilor Barnes for his service to the South Burlington City Council. It takes a lot to run for office and serve in the public eye. Tyler was always eager to learn and understand how our government functioned. I wish his family the best in their next adventure.”

Following Councilor Barnes’ resignation, the South Burlington City Council has an immediate opening for a City Councilor to serve through Town Meeting Day 2024. The Council serves as the legislative body of the City and is responsible for passing ordinances, approving a budget for the voters to consider, and, in the next few months, adopting an eight-year City Plan.

Interested applicants must:

  • Submit a statement of their intent to serve on the Council to City Manager Jessie Baker at by Tuesday, October 24
  • Participate in interviews on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, October 25 through 27
  • Start immediately following the Council’s October 30 meeting
  • Attend City Council meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month and other meetings as scheduled

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October 17, 2023