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. 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 2018 includes the following members:

Ted Adler
Burlington, VT

Dawn Andrews
Cabot, VT

Charlie Browne – Vice 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
Shelburne, VT

Willemien Dingemans Miller
Norwich, VT

Brad Robertson
Essex, VT

Andrea Rogers
Burlington, VT

Steve Swayne
Quechee, VT

Peggy Williams – Chair
Johnson, VT

Bob Young Treasurer
Proctor, VT

Robin Turnau, VPR President & CEO - ex officio
Colchester, VT

List updated October '17

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, 2017 through September 30, 2018 (FY '18):

  • December 6, 2017 1Pm - 5PM, Colchester VT
  • March 21 and 22, 2018 times and locations TBD
  • June 13, 2018 1PM - 5PM, Colchester VT
  • September 5, 2017 1PM - 5PM, Colchester VT

The full FY '18 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 29, 2017       3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018          3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018                 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018                  3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT

CEO Search Committee - an ad-hoc subcommittee of the Executive Committee

  • Friday, September 29, 2017 10:30AM - 11:00AM, Colchester VT
    -- this meeting will be closed to discuss matters concerning individual employees
  • Monday, October 16, 2017 Noon - 3PM, Colchester VT
    -- all or a portion of this meeting may be closed to discuss matters concerning individual employees

Nominating & Governance

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT

Planning

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT

Development & Marketing

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT

Audit

  • As needed, TBD

Finance

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 3:00 - 4:30 PM, COLCHESTER VT

Investment

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:00 - 2:30PM, COLCHESTER VT

* for members of the public interested in attending a meeting that takes place by phone, 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.