Channel 17 Town Meeting Forums Begin February 4, 2019

January 29, 2019

Town Meeting Day — on Tuesday, March 5th — is everyone’s chance to weigh in on important issues in our community. To help voters better understand the people and questions on their local ballots, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television will present a series of Town Meeting Forums throughout the month of February.


All Chittenden County candidates, whether listed on the ballot or running write-in campaigns, are invited to appear on live candidate call-in forums. Forums air live on Comcast and Burlington Telecom cable Channels 17 and 317, online at, and are live-streamed on Channel 17’s YouTube Channel:



Most forums begin at 5:25 p.m. and are held at the Channel 17 Studio, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT. The public and press are invited to attend all forums and viewers are encouraged to call 802-862-3966 to ask the candidates questions.

Our forums are now available as podcasts! LISTEN here:




Subject to change.
Forums are aired LIVE; links to previous events below.


Monday, February 4

Winooski FY20 School Budget Presentation


Wednesday, February 6

Winooski Mayoral Candidates Forum


Thursday, February 7

Essex Town FY20 Town Budget & Ballot Presentation
Selectboard Candidates


Friday, February 8

Champlain Valley School District Budget - 3 PM
School Board Candidates - 5:25 PM

Monday, February 11

Winooski City FY20 Budget  & Ballot Presentation
City Council Candidates

Tuesday, February 12

Williston FY20 Town Budget & Ballot Presentation
Selectboard Candidates - 2-year Term

Wednesday, February 13

Burlington Charter Changes

Friday, February 15

Burlington City Council Candidates - All Wards

Monday, February 18

Williston Selectboard Candidates - 3-year Term

Tuesday, February 19

Burlington School FY20 Budget & Ballot Presentation

Wednesday, February 20

Burlington School Board Seats - All Wards

Thursday, February 21

Burlington Ballot Items Presentation

Friday, February 22

South Burlington School FY20 Budget
& School Board Candidates


Monday, February 25

South Burlington City Budget & Ballot Presentation

Tuesday, March 5

LIVE Town Meeting Day Preview

& Election Results Show (at 7:00 p.m.)