The VT. Byways Advisory Council
The Scenery Preservation Council (SPC) was originally created by Vermont law in 1965 (Title 10 V.S.A. Chapter 19). It plays a strong leadership role in the Vermont Byways Program. The Council’s mission is stated as:
The Vermont Scenery Preservation Council shall preserve and enhance Vermont's scenic resources through planning, education and collaboration with public and private organizations.
Through the enabling statute (Title 19 V.S.A. Chapter 25), the Scenic Preservation Council has oversight responsibility for the 1977 Vermont Scenic Roads Law. Activities of the Council include:
- Review and implementation of the Vermont Byways Program
- Education and public awareness of Vermont’s scenic resources
- Coordination among stakeholders and other parties
- Technical assistance on scenic highway designation
The Council meets on a regular basis and oversees the implementation of the Vermont Byways Program. Members include gubernatorial citizen appointees from different regions of the state and representation from the Vermont state agencies of Transportation, Natural Resources, and Commerce and Community Development.
Vicky Tebbetts - Chair