VPR Board Of Directors

The Vermont Public Radio Board of Directors is the entity which is legally responsible for the governance of VPR as a nonprofit corporation. It also holds the FCC broadcast licenses for the radio stations operating as VPR. The operation and organization of the Board is outlined in the Vermont Public Radio Bylaws.

The Board members are selected for their commitment to the mission and goals of VPR, and for their expertise in various fields. You can find information on the diversity of the Board of Directors by navigating to VPR's Diversity Statement. The individual Directors serve as volunteers, and they meet in formal session each year at various locations around the region, including the main VPR studios at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester. All Board and Board Committee meetings are open to the public. The full calendar for VPR Board meetings can be found below. 

To contact the Board regarding any aspect of Vermont Public Radio, the easiest method is to send an email.

Our mailing address is:
Board of Directors
Vermont Public Radio
365 Troy Ave.
Colchester, VT 05446

VPR Board Members L to R: Scott McArdle, Charlie Kireker, Andrea Rogers, Wayne Granquist, Brad Robertson, CEO Robin Turnau, Stan Fishkin, Peggy Williams, Charlie Browne, Dawn Andrews
Credit Daria Bishop

The VPR Board of Directors for the fiscal year 2019 includes the following members:

Dawn Andrews
Cabot, VT

Charlie Browne – Chair
Barnet, VT

Stan Fishkin
Chittenden, VT

Elizabeth Glenshaw
Lyme, NH

Garrett Graff
Burlington, VT

Wayne Granquist
Weston, VT

Joyce Judy
Waterbury, VT

Charlie Kireker
Weybridge, VT

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Montpelier, VT

Scott McArdle Secretary
Starksboro, VT

Nicole Ravlin Vice Chair
Shelburne, VT

Willemien Dingemans Miller
Norwich, VT

Brad Robertson
Essex, VT

Andrea Rogers
Burlington, VT

Steve Swayne
Quechee, VT

Peggy Williams
Johnson, VT

Bob Young Treasurer
Proctor, VT

Scott Finn, VPR President & CEO - ex officio
Jericho, VT

List updated September '18

MEETINGS and CALENDAR

VPR's Board of Directors meets approximately four times per fiscal year, and additionally holds its committee meetings regularly throughout the year. Occasionally, it is decided that a meeting must be held by phone or rescheduled, so please feel free to contact VPR to confirm the date, location and mode of meeting before you make plans to attend. Changes in the schedule are updated here at least 7 days prior to the meeting date. Unless noted below all meetings of the Board and its committees are open to the public. Should a meeting or portion of a meeting need to be closed to the public, closure will be noted on this website within 10 days after the meeting closure and will be for the following purposes only: 

  1. Matters concerning individual employees;
  2. proprietary information;
  3. litigation and other matters requiring confidential advice of counsel;
  4. commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis; or
  5. the purchase of a property or services, if the premature disclosure of the transaction would compromise the station's business interests.

VPR's Board of Directors is scheduled to meet at the following times during the period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 (FY '19):

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1-5 p.m., VPR offices in Colchester VT
  • Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 and 21, 2019, times and locations TBD 
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1-5 p.m., VPR offices in Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1-5 p.m., VPR offices in Colchester VT 

The full FY '19 committee meeting schedule is below. The committee schedule is updated throughout the year as needed to announce changes in date/time and location. Additionally any time a meeting or a portion of a meeting is closed, that information will be shown below.

Executive

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:00-4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:00-4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Colchester VT

Nominating & Governance

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT

Planning

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colcehster VT

Development & Marketing

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Colcehster VT

Audit

Audit Committee meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis. 

Finance

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Colchester VT

Investment

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester VT

* for members of the public interested in attending a meeting that takes place via Teleconference, you may join the call from an office at the Colchester VPR studios or contact Heather Dieringer via the Contact Form for conference call dialing information. You may also contact Heather Dieringer for any other information you may need related to VPR's Board and Committee meetings.