Safety & Security

Advocacy Update – City Council Postpones Action on Police Department “Staffing Crisis”

UPDATED 1/29 to include letter for organizations to sign on to. Monday night, the Burlington City Council voted to postpone action on the staffing crisis facing our Police Department, stating that they were not prepared to take action that may put residents at risk.  Specifically, the council declined to vote on Mayor Weinberger’s proposed Public Safety […]

COVID19 – Resources for Business

*This post will be regularly updated The BBA, in partnership with the Church Street Marketplace and CEDO are working to compile and continually update COVID-19 resources for businesses.  Below is a list of these broken down by city, local, state, and federal resources. H/T to the Church Street Team for their great work on much […]

Jennifer Morrison Confirmed as Interim Police Chief

The Burlington City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Jennifer Morrison as interim Police Chief at last night’s city council meeting. Morrison previously served as Chief of Police in Colchester from 2013 until 2018 and before that was a member of the Burlington Police Department from 1990 until 2013.  “My first week or two is […]

BBA and Perrywinkles Partner to Donate $4000 to Street Outreach Team

Burlington, VT — For forty years, the Burlington Business Association (BBA) has found ways to give back to the community it works in support of. For this year’s BBA Annual Dinner and Awards, held Thursday, April 5th, 2018, the BBA partnered with Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry, who generously donated a Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch and winder […]

Forum Showcases Mayoral Candidates

On Thursday February 15, the Burlington Business Association (BBA)  in cooperation with AARP Vermont, Vermont Digger, and Local Motion hosted the 2018 Mayoral Candidate Forum at the waterfront’s Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. The open-door event featuring Mayor Miro Weinberger, Carina Driscoll and Infinite Culcleasure, gave Burlington residents and the local business community the […]

BBA Announces Mayoral Candidate Forum, February 15th

The Burlington Business Association has partnered with AARP Vermont, Local Motion and VT Digger to host a Mayoral Candidate Forum on Livability, Thursday, February 15th at the ECHO Lake & Science Center. The forum will offer voters the chance to hear Burlington’s mayoral candidates discuss their vision for the future of the Queen City. The event […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger Releases New Principles and Initiatives to Address Opioid Crisis

Mayor Miro Weinberger today released new principles and announced the pursuit of new initiatives to address the deepening opioid crisis in the region that has resulted in a significant 38 percent increase in opioid-related deaths in Vermont. In Chittenden County, indicators such as retail theft and opioid-related arrests also show a growing crisis. The City […]