Posted by Nancy Danforth on Mar 29, 2023

Sandy Thibault, Executive Director of Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association is our guest speaker today. 


Carrie called the meeting to order at 7:30.


Guests: Assistant District Governor Jason Schnoor, Sandy Thibault and Carol Georges. 


April 1, this Saturday is the District 7850 Spring District Assembly at Northern Vermont University, Lyndon Campus. Several members are attending; Zoe will compete again at the next level in the speech contest.


May 6 is the first RunVermont race.  See Chris Davis if available to volunteer. 


Wednesday May 24 2:30-5pm: Volunteers needed for Charlotte Senior Center Event/ car parking.


Jason suggested our club apply for the $400 social media grant.  Please attend the April 28-30: District 7850 Spring Celebration.  


Every three years, our District must select its Representative to the Rotary International Council on Legislation.  The candidates are Eric Denu and Richard Fox as alternate.  Dan York motioned to elect both individuals (there are no other candidates), Carole Obuchowski seconded the motion and the club carried the motion. 


Denis introduced Sandy as a native Vermonter and Champlain College graduate.  She has worked for CATMA since 2002 and is active on the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Transportation Advisory Committee. 


In 1992, Champlain College, University of Vermont Medical Center and the University of Vermont agreed to collaborate and share resources, thereby developing CATMA. Their mission is to administer and manage transportation demand that offer better ways to get to work, save money, reduce parking challenges and cut carbon emissions.  The organization is a 501c3 membership based nonprofit.  Membership is free.


As a Transportation Management Association, they work  with local businesses, institutions and municipalities creating solutions to transportation issues.  


In 2015, they began working with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. 

The goals are to reduce single occupancy vehicles and promote alternate methods of transportation.  They create and manage tools to assist developers, municipalities, and employers to assist their employees on getting to work by helping communities make transportation more accessible and climate conscious.  


Their website is an excellent source of information along with “Go Vermont”


Dan presented Sandy with the book “The Little Book of Transportation” by Zack Bush, which will be donated, to The Charlotte Library in Sandy’s name.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:30.