- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Members of the Rutland community say they are encouraged by Mayor Christopher Louras’ formation of a “Resettlement Cabinet” to advise him on the process of bringing 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the Vermont city.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2ajXoak ) Louras announced the six- to nine-member committee on Tuesday. It will be comprised of both supporters of the resettlement and those skeptical of the idea.

Alderman Chris Ettori says he thinks it’s a good idea to have a cross-section of perspectives working together.

Abby Brodowski, a member of pro-resettlement group Rutland Welcomes, says she hopes that the cabinet helps end the division in Rutland over the proposed resettlement.

Louras said Wednesday that he’s now focusing on getting the “right people at the table.”


Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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