Innovation & Technology

Equity Report



“To ensure that our City government is properly oriented toward achieving progress for all members of our community, in the year ahead we will be focusing BTVStat on equity.”  MAYOR MIRO WEINBERGER, STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS IN 2018


The next Equity Report is expected on Town Meeting Day, 2020.

Last year's report - the first of its kind - focused the City's data collection on questions of equity: Who is being served by the City? Are services accessible to all residents? What could be done to increase the opportunity for participation in our community's civic life?

The reports are not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of all data related to the City of Burlington and its residents, but rather a resource to help inform discussion, evaluation, and policy decisions that improve the provision of access to City services and programs. As such, the Equity Report concludes with a series of initial recommendations and contains several requests for public feedback to improve continued efforts to examine the City’s work through an equity lens.

We would like to give special thanks to representatives from the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, the Burlington High School City-Lake Semester Class, the Burlington School District, the Champlain Housing Trust, Change the Story VT, Outright Vermont, and the Vermont Center for Independent Living for their feedback and support in developing this inaugural Equity Report.

Community feedback on what would be most useful to see in future reports is critical to ensure all voices are heard and represented. Please submit feedback using the online form below and sign-up for future updates by sending a message to