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


Back Row L to R: Ted Adler, Scott McArdle, Brendan Kinney (staff), Doug Griswold, Wayne Granquist, Elizabeth Glenshaw, Peter Swift, Stan Fishkin, John Van Hoesen (staff), Perez Ehrich, Brian Donahue (staff) Middle Row L to R: Dawn Andrews, Peggy Williams, Andrea Rogers, Marsha Fonteyn Front Row L to R: Charlie Kireker, April Cornell, Robin Turnau (staff), Charlie Browne
 

The VPR Board of Directors for the fiscal year 2017 includes the following members:

Ted Adler
Burlington, VT

Dawn Andrews
Cabot, VT

Nancy Rowden Brock
Waterbury Center, VT

Charlie Browne – Vice Chair
Barnet, VT

Stan Fishkin
Chittenden, VT

Marsha Fonteyn
Poultney, VT

Elizabeth Glenshaw
Lyme, NH

Garrett Graff
Burlington, VT

Wayne Granquist
Weston, VT

Charlie Kireker
Weybridge, VT

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Montpelier, VT

Scott McArdle Secretary
Starksboro, VT

Nicole Ravlin
Shelburne, VT

Brad Robertson
Essex, VT

Andrea Rogers
Burlington, VT

Steven 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 '16

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, 2016 through September 30, 2017 (FY '17):

  • December 7, 2016 at Vermont Public Radio studios in Colchester, VT from 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    -- a portion of this meeting will be closed for matters concerning individual employees
  • March 29 and 30, 2017 Board Meeting and Annual Retreat location and times of day TBD 
  • June 14, 2017 location TBD from 1:00PM - 5:00PM
  • September 6, 2017 Vermont Public Radio studios in Colchester, VT from 1:00PM - 5:00PM

The full FY '17 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 30, 2016  1PM - 3PM, Colchester VT
    -- a portion of this meeting was closed for matters concerning individual employees
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester VT
  • Tuesday, August  22, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester VT

Nominating & Governance

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016  10AM - Noon, Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester VT
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester VT
  • Tuesday, August  22, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester VT

Planning

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016  10AM - Noon, Colchester VT
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester VT
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester VT
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester VT

Development & Marketing

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016  12:45PM - 3:00PM, Colchester VT
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester VT
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester VT
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester VT

Audit

  • Thursday November 17th, 2016   10AM to noon Colchester, VT
  • Other Dates: TBD

Finance

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016  1PM - 3PM, Colchester
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester
  • Thursday, May 3, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017  1PM - 3PM, Colchester

Investment

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016  10AM - Noon, BY PHONE
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017  10AM - Noon, Colchester

* 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.