VT Design Technology Educators Assoc. comments 5/8/15 VT Tech

Comments: VT Design Technology Educators Assoc. May 8, 2015  at VT Tech – Randolph The challenge for those of us who teach or, in my case, taught, is to maintain… Read More

Comments to VT Assoc. of School Boards and VT Superintendents – Montpelier 2/5/2015

Many thanks for inviting me here today. You all have taken on what I believe to be the most important work in front of Vermonters. Our children are our future… Read More

Comments to VT Community Foundation 11/19/2014

I believe expressed opinions warrant a disclosure of bias and so will start by sharing mine. I’m a humanist. I believe in the power of citizen-engaged democracies to improve the… Read More

School & Municipal Leadership Conference Aug., 14, 2014

Good morning. I’m here because I served on the Blue Ribbon Legislative Tax Commission several years back. I now know that “Blue Ribbon” means thank you for your service, we’ll… Read More

Talk with Affordable Housing Convention – July 14, 2014

Our state’s prescient motto, “Freedom and Unity” sums up the fragile equilibrium between the independent rights accorded to each of us to provide for ourselves and our families and our… Read More

• Brave New Worlds: A Conversation about Independent Publishing

• Brave New Worlds: A Conversation about Independent Publishing with author and VPR commentator Bill Schubart, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30-8pm, $30 Bill Schubart writes about Vermont in fiction, humor, and… Read More

Keynote Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership

My first exposure to the idea that Burlington’s shoreline had any other significance than as a large body of water was when I was 15 and my mother gave me… Read More


Below are comments delivered by former chair, Bill Schubart (1998-2000) during Chairmen’s Circle panel at VBR’s 2012 Summer Membership Meeting on June 14, 2012. At 67, and barely able to… Read More

Mt Abraham Academic Excellence Night Comments

Thanks for inviting me to join you in this celebration. It’s always a pleasure to return to Mount Abraham. I enjoyed my time here greatly and my children Steve and… Read More

VT Bus. for Social Responsibility Comments 5/12/2011

I’d like to wind up the day by saying a few words about the social contract. I think we can all agree that the social contract is an agreement between… Read More

Myths of Economic Development & Taxation in Vermont

Before I get down to economic development, let me make a few general remarks that may unsettle your thinking: All too often, economic development is defined not by its opportunities… Read More

Economic Development Speech Green Mtn. Business Expo

I’d like to talk with you today about the new reality of economic development in Vermont. Historically, I don’t believe we’ve been very strategic in our business development initiatives, choosing… Read More