City Charter Committee

2023 City Charter Community Feedback

The South Burlington City Charter Committee receives referrals from City Council regarding potential changes to the City Charter. Upon review and study the Charter Committee will make recommendations to City Council addressing the matters which have been referred to it. The Charter Committee is appointed by City Council and the members of the Charter Committee select their own Chair and Vice-Chair.

Committee Members:

Anne Gilson Lalonde 2025
Chuck Hafter  2024
Donna Kinville 2025
Elizabeth Fitzgerald 2026
Paul Engels  2026
Peter Taylor, Chair  2024
Kate Bailey, Appointed by the School Board  
Wendell Coleman, Appointed by the School Board  

(appointments are 3 year staggered terms, expiring in the year listed)

For a link to our City Charter, amended 2022, Click Here

Minutes and Agendas
In 2022 and 2023 the City Charter Committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM. 
Agendas and Minutes for the City Charter Committee
To access all city meeting documents, click here.


On February 22, 2022, the City Council approved this resolution convening a Charter Committee and tasking them with considering governance models, language updates, and engaging in a community feedback process.  The project timeline for this work can be found in monthly agendas. 

Annual Reports
To view the entire City's Annual Report CLICK HERE