Category Archives: Addison County Democrats

VT Drug Policy Panel 4/15/24


Three local professionals will discuss their experiences navigating the opioid crisis here. Ian Sullivan, Rutland County state’s attorney, will talk about his experience running a drug treatment docket as an alternative to traditional prosecution. Danielle Wallace, executive director of the Turning Point Center of Addison County in Middlebury, will describe the programs offered right here in Addison County, how she sees the situation shifting locally, and what roadblocks her organization faces in helping people succeed in their recovery. The third panelist is David Mickenberg, a long-time drug policy reform advocate who has been representing the Drug Policy Alliance in Montpelier for the past several years. He will fill listeners in on recent reforms to Vermont’s drug laws, and what cutting-edge solutions are being worked on both here and nationally. Addison County High Bailiff Dave Silberman, a Middlebury attorney, will moderate the discussion. The event was organized by the Addison County Democrats.

Producer: MCTV

Addison County Democrats: Traditional Medicare versus Medicare Advantage


A panel discussion on Traditional Medicare versus Medicare Advantage. In anticipation of the upcoming Medicare enrollment period for 2024, speakers will provide insight into these plans from their perspectives as health care providers and policy experts.The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Mitchell, former Deputy Secretary for Vermont’s Agency of Human Services.Speakers are:
Dr. Marvin Malek – Hospitalist at Central Vermont Hospital
Dr. Betty Keller – President of the Vermont Chapter of Physicians for a NationalHealth Program
Mike Fisher – Chief Health Care Associate, Vermont Legal Aid
Tom Abdelnour – Legislative Coordinator, Vermont State Employees’ Association

Recorded 9/18/23 [Producer: Addison County Democrats

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Panel


Producer: MCTV[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Join a panel discussion on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence featuring the Middlebury Police Department, Violence to Responsible Choices, WomenSafe, Restorative Justice, and the State’s Attorney’s office.

Representatives speak about their work then open up the floor for a Q&A session. Sponsored by Addison County Democratic Committee and WomenSafe. Recorded 3/22/18.