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Vermont Council on World Affairs - About Us -Mission
"Our affiliation with the Chamber enables the VCWA to continue its mission of promoting international understanding within a stable and non-political environment"; said Al Voegele, Chair of the VCWA Board.
2006 International Visitors
During their visit, they met with Dr. Glenn McCrae of The Snelling Center for Government; Neal Rodar, the Director of the Dispute Resolution Center at Woodbury College; a representative of the Vermont Progressive Party; Peter Clavelle and Ian Deshmukh of ARD; Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss; and Colchester Town Manager and VCWA Board Member Al Voegele.
...Ambassador to Switzerland, Madeleine M. Kunin; Vermont Secretary of State Deborah Markowitz; Dr. Garrison Nelson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont; VCWA Chair, Bonnie Tangalos; VCWA Board Member and Colchester Town Manager, Al Voegele; VCWA Executive Director, Karen Glitman; Project Harmony Executive Director, Ann Martin; Kathleen DeWolfe, Director of Elections in the Office of the Vermont Secretary of State; Ross Sneyd of the Associated Press and free lance journalist Jon Margolis, formerly of The Chicago Tribune; Deb Beckett, the Town Clerk of Williston; Williston Town Manager Rick McGuire; Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss; Jo LaMarche, Director of Elections for Burlington; members of the Vermont Progressive Party; a pot luck dinner with Chittenden County Town Clerks; Stewart Ledbetter of WPTZ; Marselis Parsons of WCAX; Lauren-Glenn Davitian of Chittenden Community Television; Mark Johnson of WDEV; Chuck Ross of Senator Patrick Leahy's office; Tom Hughes, Executiv
...Governor Brian Dubie; General Drew, the Deputy Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard; Colchester Town Manager and VCWA Board Member, Al Voegele; John Copans, the Executive Director of the Vermont Democratic Party; and Tom Hughes, Executive Director of Democracy for America.
...During their visit, they met with Gerald Myers, City Manager of Winooski and Al Voegele, Town Manager of Colchester.
...During their visit, they met with Roger Allbee, Executive Director of the Vermont Farm Service Agency; Clement Bissonette, Mayor of Winooski and Gerald Myers, Winooski City Manager; Peter Clavelle, the Mayor of Burlington; Rick McGuire, the Town Manager of Williston; Al Voegele, the Town Manager of Colchester, Michael McShane of the Vermont Attorney General's Office; and Lt.
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Brazil (October 31-November 2): 2 Mayors from Brazil learned about local government in meetings with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns; William J. Fraser, the City Manager of Montpelier, and Al Voegele, the Town Manager of Colchester.
...Macedonia (October 8-11): 7 Mayors from Gostivar, Saraj, Veles, Cair, Karposh, and Gazi Baba enjoyed an economic city tour of Burlington led by Ed Antczak of Burlington's Community & Economic Development Office; met with Mayor Bob Kiss of Burlington; Jo LaMarche, Burlington's Director of Elections; former Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle; Burlington Telecom Director Tim Nulty; Dr. Mary Watzin, Director of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory; VCWA Chair and Colchester Town Manager, Al Voegele; and VCWA member and volunteer Mike Goldstein.
...They aslo attended a community meeting hosted by Al Voegele, the Town Manager of Colchester; and met with Afghan students and faculty at the Saint Michael's College.
...Senator Patrick J. Leahy; Tom Hughes, Executive Director of Democracy for America; Peter Regan of Hazelett Strip-Casting Corporation; and Al Voegele, Town Manager of Colchester.
...Stranded in Vermont during the Valentine's Day Blizzard, they nonetheless enjoyed asleigh ride at Shelburne Farms, a reception at the home of VCWA member Dr. Saleem Ali, a meeting at the Center for Rural Studies at UVM, a roundtable discussion at the Peace & Justice Center, a visit to Burlington College, a discussion with Ken Picard of Seven Days, a meeting with Al Voegele, the Town Manager of Colchester at the Colchester Meeting House, and a day at the State House where they met Governor Douglas, Lt.