The Selectboard is a five member governing body that is responsible for the legislative function of the municipality such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances, voting appropriations, and developing an overall vision for the community and controlling the pace of its implementation.

The Selectboard meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Meetings are held at 6:00 PM in the Community Room at the Municipal Office Building at 43 Bombardier Road unless otherwise indicated.

Selectboard Members

Darren Adams, Chair
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Darren is married to his wife Allyssa and they have one daughter Brooke, age three. He has a bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College and is a Technical Sergeant at the Vermont Air National Guard where he serves as the Non-commissioned Officer in charge of Airfield Operations.Darren previously served as a Milton Village Trustee and on Milton Rescue for 13 years, serving as Chief for four years. He has been on the Selectboard since March of 2010, serving as  Vice-Chair for three years.Darren believes in a government which listens to the people and is accountable for its actions in a transparent manner. He is especially focused on getting citizens informed, involved and improving the image of the town. He is proud of Milton’s legacy of service and believes together we can make Milton a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Kenneth Nolan, Vice Chair
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Ken and his wife Sally are both life-long Vermonters who have lived in Milton for more than 20-years. After receiving a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1988, he began a career in the electric utility industry spending eleven years at Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, a captive consulting company for fourteen Vermont towns, before joining the Burlington Electric Department. For the past sixteen years Ken has managed Burlington Electric’s power supply and strategic planning efforts. He previously served on the Selectboard for ten years, including as Chair for six years. He has also represented Milton on the Chittenden Solid Waste District, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, and Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization serving on the executive committees of those organizations as well.

John Palasik, Clerk
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John has lived in Milton for 51 years. He is married to Mary Ann and they have two daughters Jenilee and Laura. He attended Milton schools as did his wife and children. John retired from a 37-year law enforcement career in February 2015 after serving as a Sergeant in his last 30 years with the Milton Police Department. He served 15 years as Milton Rescue Chief. John has owned his business Security One for 18 years which he now runs on a full-time basis since his police retirement. He served 6 years on active duty with the US Army and 3 years with the VT Army National Guard. John previously served on the Milton Selectboard in 1983-1984. 

John Cushing
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John retired from the position of Town Clerk & Treasurer for the Town of Milton after 46 strong years of service. He has always taken pride and pleasure in serving the people of this great community. Although he has changed hats from Clerk & Treasurer, it is still his intent to continue to serve and help the people of Milton in any way that he can. John served on the Milton Fire Department for 30 years, was one of the first members of Milton Rescue, a past coach of Little League Baseball, belonged to several committees in his capacity as Clerk and Treasurer serving on the Legislative Committee for VMCTA and lobbying many hours in Montpelier for causes affecting this town as well as the Clerk profession. John and his wife raised a family of three in the Town of Milton and are now proud grandparents to nine - ranging from 5 to 18 years. He spends his spare time working in his sugar woods and proudly attending sporting events for his grandchildren.

Chris Taylor
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Chris moved to Milton in 2007.  He is married to Jennifer and they have two children Lauren and Michael.  Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree from Champlain College with a concentration in public relations and media communications.  His work history consists of over 20 years in business management helping lead and grow business for companies ranging in size from Vermont based locally owned to district locations for national and international companies.  In 2015, through a long decision making process, Chris left the corporate world and drastically changed his career path and accepted a position at the Milton Elementary School.  He is currently working in his most rewarding position to date as a Behavior Interventionist.  Chris strongly believes in a town government that is transparent and accessible and believes that town government is there to serve the community.