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ABOUT THE COMMISSION

The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is an independent non-partisan state commission dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women in Vermont. The Commission is authorized by Vermont statute.

Please note that the statute was modified during the special legislative session of 2018,
and changed as of July 1, 2018, with the changes reflected below
.

In its work, VCW:

  • Acts as advisor and information source for legislative and executive branches and other policy makers on issues affecting women
  • Serves as an educational resource by conducting research, producing publications, and coordinating conferences and workshops
  • Brings together diverse groups and engages in partnerships to consider issues of interest to women and take action
  • Provides the most local and most appropriate information and referrals to the public on matters related to women and families

VCW COMMISSIONER EXPECTATIONS AND TIME COMMITMENT

Our typical meeting time is on the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., usually in Montpelier, and we generally don’t meet in July and August.

Some of the key things commissioners are expected to do are:

  • Attend commission meetings regularly and be prepared to actively participate in discussions and contribute to the direction and policies of the Commission
  • Serve on at least one committee
  • Understand, support, and represent the positions and policies of the commission to the public 
  • Promote the Commission by being available to speak to groups and the media, distribute Commission and other related materials, help host and attend Commission-related events 
  • Network with other organizations and serve as a liaison between the Commission, your region, and the state

Commissioners are entitled to per diem compensation and reimbursement for travel and other expenses as permitted under 32 V.S.A. §1010.

GETTING APPOINTED AND SERVING ON THE COMMISSION

VCW is made up of 16 commissioners, who are each appointed by either the Governor or the General Assembly. Commissioners are appointed as follows:
8 appointed by the Governor (no more than four may be from any one political party)
4 appointed by the Speaker of the House (no more than two may be from any one political party)
4 appointed by the Senate Committee on Committees (no more than two may be from any one political party)

No more than 2 of the members appointed by the General Assembly (House or Senate) may be current legislators.

Commissioners serve four-year terms. The terms are staggered, with four expiring each year on June 30.
 
The VCW statute indicates that “members of the commission shall be drawn from throughout the state and from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, age, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and shall have had experience working toward the improvement of the status of women in society.”

Aside from the above-noted limitations by political affiliation and status as current legislators, there are no restrictions on who can serve as a commissioner.
 
We would characterize the most important requirement for serving on the Commission as a commitment to actively and visibly working to reduce discrimination and increase opportunities for women in Vermont. 

HOW TO APPLY TO SERVE ON THE VERMONT COMMISSION ON WOMEN

Decisions about appointment are made solely by the appointing authorities. We are happy to pass along names and applications to them if you contact us here, or you may apply directly.

Governor Phil Scott
Please apply through the link on the Governor’s website:
http://governor.vermont.gov/boards-commissions

Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson
Please send a resume and a letter of interest (which includes your political party affiliation, or if appropriate, that you are independent) to:
Office of the Speaker
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633

Senate Committee on Committees, c/o Lt Governor David Zuckerman
Please send a resume and a letter of interest (which includes your political party affiliation, or if appropriate, that you are independent) to:
Office of the Lt Governor
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633

OUR COMMISSIONERS

Commissioner photo credits: Mary Claire Carroll (2013).

Picture of Marcia Merrill, Chair of VCWMarcia Merrill

Chair of the Vermont Commission on Women
of Jericho
Commissioner Merrill is a Certified Public Accountant, and is responsible for the Audit and Accounting practices of Montgomery & Merrill, PC, her woman-owned public accounting firm in Burlington. In that role, she works primarily with not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, and start-up businesses, assisting the ownership and boards of directors in the use and interpretation of financial statements, as well as providing audit and other financial statement services. Commissioner Merrill completed Leadership Champlain, a training institute of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, in 1992, was a Vermont delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1995, attended Business and Professional Women/USA National Leadership Institutes from 1998 to 2002, is a former member of the boards of directors of the Vermont Council for Rural Development (1999 to 2004) and the Vermont Federation of Business and Professional Women. During 2000-2001, she served as Vermont Federation of Business and Professional Women state president and was a member of the national board of directors for the Business and Professional Women/USA. Commissioner Merrill also served four years as a member of the BPW/USA national finance committee. She was recently elected to serve a fourth term as Chair of the Vermont Commission on Women, and serves on the City of Burlington Audit Task Force, a five member advisory group to the City’s Audit Committee. Commissioner Merrill was awarded the Business and Professional Women/USA Outstanding State President of the Year, 2001, Vermont Federation of Business and Professional Women Woman of the Year, 2007, and Girl Scouts of the Green & White Mountains Champion Award, 2010. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors of Arts, summa cum laude, from William Smith College. Commissioner Merrill lives in Jericho, Vermont, and is the mother of two grown sons.

 

 

Gretchen Bailey PictureGretchen Bailey

of Burlington
Commissioner Bailey is an attorney and has recently retired as the Casework Coordinator in Senator Bernie Sanders' Burlington Office. She worked in constituent advocacy since 1997 with primary interests in both economic and social justice. She is the 2014 recipient of the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board’s Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award for Exemplary Public Service. Prior to her work with the Senator, she spent several years as a Staff Attorney at Vermont Legal Aid, Inc. and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Burlington. She served as Vice Chair of the Vermont Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment, and as Chair of the Women's Division of the Vermont Bar Association. She was an original founder of the Burlington Community Land Trust (BCLT), and has been a member of the BCLT Board of Directors. She has served as a Board Member of the Committee On Temporary Shelter (COTS), and was a long time member of the Burlington Women's Council. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln Memorial University, a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

 

 

Eileen Boland PixEileen Boland

of Wheelock
Commissioner Boland's interest in women's issues began with her involvement in Vermont's efforts to pass the national equal rights amendment in the early 80's.  She has had an active and continuing interest in the social and economic wellbeing of women and girls through her work with senior management teams in Vermont K-16 education and state government.  Commissioner Boland is currently the human resources director for St. Johnsbury Academy.  She was Vermont’s Commissioner of Human Resources (formerly Personnel) from 1997-2000 where she was a member of the Governor's Affirmative Action Council.  Numerous community and civic involvements include as a Justice of the Peace and member of the Board of Civil Authority for her hometown of Wheelock.  She holds a B.F.A. in photo illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.A. in Education Administration and Supervision from Johnson State College.  Commissioner Boland served as Chair of the Commission's Education and Human Development committee for many years and is now participating as a VCW representative on the Change the Story project steering committee.

 

 

Carol BuchdahlCarol Buchdahl

of Saxtons River
Carol Buchdahl, R.N., M.A. retired as the Manager of Leadership Development and Organizational Learning for the Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD ) Department of Vermont Technical College. Her work with CEWD involved facilitating and consulting for businesses and organizations throughout New England. She continues in this role as a consultant for state government agencies and private companies.  Commissioner Buchdahl served in the Vermont Legislature from 1997-1999 as a representative from Georgia, and was Clerk of the House Commerce Committee. She presently serves on the Board of the Greater Falls Warming Shelter and was Secretary and Co-Chair of the Development Committee of Main Street Arts in Saxtons River. Commissioner Buchdahl is the current Chair of VCW's Health, Safety and Civil Rights Committee. She and her husband David spend as much of their spare time as they can with their five grandchildren.

 

 

 

Commissioner BucknamDeborah T. Bucknam

of Walden

Commissioner Bucknam has been practicing law in Vermont since 1979, and was licensed to practice in New Hampshire in 2005. She has practiced in all courts in Vermont, including the Vermont Supreme Court, and all divisions of Vermont Superior Court, including the Probate Division, Family Division and Criminal Division, as well as Vermont Federal District Court.   She has litigated hundreds of contested matters, including personal injury, civil rights, voter fraud, land use, contract disputes, tax appeals, family and guardianship cases, criminal defense, and administrative proceedings before various Vermont administrative boards.  Commissioner Bucknam graduated from Vermont Law School, cum laude, in 1979. She is a member of the Vermont Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association, and the Federalist Society.  She received a certificate from the Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute in Advanced Negotiation.   She is a member of the Board of the Thaddeus Stevens School. Last year she ran an unsuccessful campaign for Vermont Attorney General, after winning the nomination in the Republican primary.  Commissioner Bucknam’s husband, Charles served on the Vermont Commission on Women in the 1970’s. The Bucknams reside in Walden and have two daughters, thirteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

 

 

Kellie Campbell of GeorgiaKellie B. Campbell

of Georgia

Commissioner Campbell is an Associate Director in Information Technology (IT) for Saint Michael’s College, and directs hybrid and online programs for the Accelerated Summer College. Commissioner Campbell’s volunteer time reflects significant commitment to advancing women in leadership.  She is an active committee member of The Boston Club, one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast. Focused around the advancement of women to top leadership roles across the private, public and nonprofit sectors, the club, and its members, believe that more women in significant and visible leadership roles will generate better business performance, and strengthen economic health in our communities.   Commissioner Campbell is also on the Executive Board for Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE).  This organization’s strategic priorities include providing opportunities for professional development, engaging in an inclusive community of women, and recognizing the successes of women.  Commissioner Campbell has a strong background in business, technology, education, leadership and management, completing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, her Master of Science in Business Management and Administration, and will complete her Doctor of Education, focused in higher education administration, this year.

 

 

VCW Commissioner DalyMary Daly

of Peacham
Born in St. Johnsbury and raised on a dairy farm in Peacham, Commissioner Daly is a graduate of Peacham Academy and the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.   She began her career as Staff Nurse at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, moving on to similar roles at several Colorado medical centers, and expanding into leadership positions, including Neuro Trauma Unit Supervisor, Assistant Director of Nurses, and Emergency Room Head Nurse in medical facilities in New Mexico and Colorado. As a Certified Disability Management Specialist, Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, she then took on medical case management, including Rehabilitation Case Manager and Traumatic Brain Injury Coordinator for the Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire. She served as Executive Director of the High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program in Sharon, which provides individualized lessons addressing the physical, emotional, social and cognitive challenges of individuals with varying abilities.  She retired from Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital as Occupational Health Nurse in 2013.   Commissioner Daly served as Chair of the Orange County Republican Committee, and having just moved back to Peacham, she now serves as Secretary of the Caledonia County Republican Committee. She volunteers for the national Office of Emergency Management's Medical Reserve Corps, where individuals with medical and public health backgrounds strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency.  Commissioner Daly’s public service has included membership on the Governor’s Commission on Healthy Aging; the Fairlee town Selectboard and Board of Civil Authority; the Upper Valley River Sub-committee of the Connecticut River Joint Commission (representing Fairlee); the Board of Directors of the Fairlee Public Library; and as a Justice of the Peace.

 

 

Charlotte PixCharlotte Dennett

of Burlington
Commissioner Dennett was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the daughter of a U.S. diplomat and an English teacher. Though she grew up in Massachusetts, Commissioner Dennett later returned to Lebanon with her mother and completed her last two years of high school in Beirut. She returned to the U.S. to get her BA at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass, and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in art history at Post Pius XII Institute in Florence, Italy. She then returned to Beirut and became a journalist, first as a roving correspondent with the weekly English language feature magazine, The Middle East Sketch, and later as a reporter for the Beirut Daily Star. Ms. Dennett moved to New York City in 1975 following the outbreak of civil war in Lebanon. While working the UN beat she met her future husband, investigative journalist and author Gerard Colby. Dennett and Colby spent the next 18 years researching and writing for national, international and Vermont news sources, including writing a book on the genocide of Amazonian Indians, “Thy Will be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon” published by HarperCollins in 1995. The couple moved to Vermont in 1984 and in her spare time, Dennett became involved in local political and community issues. In 1986, she served as the chair of the ERA Task Force for Vermont NOW (National Organization for Women). From 1990-1994 she served on the board of the Franklin County Family Center, and was president of the board in 1994. She also “read for the law” in Vermont’s legal clerkship program and became a licensed attorney in 1997. Since 2002, she has held the position of “Volunteer in Politics” on the Executive Committee of the Vermont AFL-CIO. The position is designed to advance women’s leadership in the labor movement. In 2008 and 2010, she ran for Vermont Attorney General. She also co-taught with Gerard Colby “Introduction to Politics” and “International Economic Development” at Johnson State College. She is currently focusing on her law practice with an emphasis on family law, personal injury, medical malpractice, and consumer fraud cases.  Much of her free time (other than writing and caring for two granddaughters) is spent implementing a new program for empowering incarcerated women through education and entrepreneurship.

 

 

Ruth Finn

of Barre
Commissioner Finn retired as Barre Town Clerk-Treasurer in 2000. She volunteers for many state and community organizations in addition to VCW, and is currently: member of the Barre Town Republican Committee; Finance Commissioner for the Washington County Republican Committee; Honorary State Regent and Past Vice President General for the Vermont Society Daughters of the American Revolution; and serves as a Vermont Historical Library volunteer. She serves on the Barre Town/City Flags for Veterans Committee, placing thousands of flags in seven Barre area cemeteries each spring, honoring veterans back to the Revolutionary War.  In the past, she served as President of the Vermont Town Clerk-Treasurer Association, President of the Vermont Government Finance Officers Association, President of American Association of University Women's Barre Branch. She was also a member of the New England Municipal Clerks Association, a regional advisory council member of the UVM Extension Service, and served on the Historical Records Advisory Board.

 

 

 

Commissioner KornheiserEmilie Kornheiser

of Brattleboro

Commissioner Kornheiser comes to her work with a passion for community voice, leadership, and most importantly, to support communities to own and tell their own stories — understanding and agreeing to a shared vision and outcomes. Currently the Early Childhood Action Plan Director with Building Bright Futures, and recently with Promise Communities for the State of Vermont, Emilie Kornheiser supports communities to identify and achieve shared outcomes for young children and families. Before a career transition to local service, Emilie was an international development consultant with a private firm working primarily under federal contract. In this position, Emilie strategized, trained, brokered, and evaluated partnerships between private corporations and government agencies to meet humanitarian and community development goals. She has worked overseas promoting democracy and supporting small business development, in various positions at community-based organizations serving vulnerable populations throughout Vermont, and started her own small business in Brattleboro. Currently, son lives in Brattleboro in a converted barn with her son Solomon, her partner John, and a ridiculous mutt named Kaiser. She is involved with her local Democratic committee, co-chair of a feminist action network, Vice President of the board of the Brattleboro Food Coop, a town meeting representative, a founding member of the Windham County Action Network, and generally involved in the grassroots and grass-tops of her community. She wishes that she kayaked, hiked, and gardened, but she actually just likes to cook dinner for her friends and talk late into the night.

 

 

Picture of Commissioner Danielle Martel Danielle Martel

of St. Albans 
Commissioner Martel is employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Hagan, Rinehart, & Connolly Pediatricians in Burlington. She graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 2005, Vermont Technical College's LPN Program in 2006, and Community College of Vermont in 2014.  She is a Past President of Franklin County Business and Professional Women (BPW), and a member of the Franklin County Past Presidents Club.  Commissioner Martel is currently serving as President of Vermont Business and Professional Women.  This statewide organization strives to achieve equality in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.  She was previously employed as a LPN at Mousetrap Pediatrics, as a CNC Machinist for Superior Technical Ceramics, and as a LPN at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. During her high school and college years she worked as a Licensed Nursing Assistant at Redstone Villa in St. Albans.  Commissioner Martel plans to open a hospice and palliative care facility in the near future. She currently serves as Chair of VCW's Education and Human Development committee.

 

 


Commissioner Melinda MoultonMelinda Moulton

of Huntington
Commissioner Moulton is the Chief Executive Officer of Main Street Landing in Burlington, Vermont.  For the past thirty years she has devoted her career to the redevelopment of Burlington's Waterfront.  Main Street Landing comprises over 250,000 square feet of new and renovated space, reflecting a new model of development focused on ecological integrity, economic security, individual empowerment and social well-being, recognized throughout the country as the way of the future for design, development, construction, and good business practice in the area of built-environment development.   Commissioner Moulton lectures across the country on her work, leadership, and sustainable practices.  Commissioner Moulton has Chaired the Boards of the Burlington Parking and Transportation Council, Burlington Business Association, Vermont Retail Association, The Intervale Center, College Steps, and the Vermont Folklife Center.  She has served on the Boards of the YMCA, Lund Family Center, Chittenden East School District, Opportunities Credit Union, Vermont Public Interest Research Group, the Orton Family Foundation, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Audubon Vermont, and the Vermont Arts Council.  She was a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable, and co-chaired capital campaigns for the Lund Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.  She presently serves on the Boards of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Vermont Folklife Center, Vermont Main Street Alliance, and Special Olympics Vermont.  She was appointed by Governor Shumlin to serve on the Vermont Pathways From Poverty Council in 2014.  She was the Co-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign for 2011.  Commissioner Moulton served on the Regional Affairs Committee of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, and has been a strong advocate for the return of passenger rail to Union Station in Burlington.  She served on the Advisory Councils of the Vermont Green Building Network, University of Vermont’s 2020 “Leading By Design” Sustainability Task Force, the Childhood Hunger Council of Chittenden County, Spectrum Youth Center, and Patient Choices Vermont.  She participated on the development and ultimate steering committee for the Burlington Legacy Project.  She serves as a Trustee of the Community Sailing Center.  She hosts a live TV show on CCTV’s Channel 17 entitled “On the Waterfront with Melinda” where monthly, she interviews people serving their community through extraordinary vision, commitment, and hard work to make Vermont a better place to live.  Commissioner Moulton is Chair of VCW's Economic Equity and Security committee.  (Photo credit: Gillian Randall)

        

 

VCW Commissioner RedmondMarybeth Christie Redmond

of Essex
Commissioner Redmond's work and career have focused on utilizing writing and public communications to raise up the voices of women, girls, and the most marginalized residing in our state.  She currently serves as a partner in the Vermont Story Lab project, training nonprofit communicators to weave storytelling through the fabric of their organizations to increase impact and reach.  For six years (2003-2009), she taught journalism at St. Michael's College, helping undergraduates write and report for digital media with a focus on underserved communities.  From 2010-2014, she co-founded a program for Vermont’s incarcerated women called writing inside VT, which utilizes writing as a tool for self-change.  This effort resulted in a nationally published book of the women’s poetry and prose, entitled “Hear Me, See Me” in 2013. Commissioner Redmond also directed the development and communications efforts at Vermont Works for Women, a nonprofit organization training vulnerable women for meaningful, livable wage employment (2013-2016).  While there, she served on the steering committee of Change the Story VT, an innovative partnership between Vermont Works for Women, the Vermont Women's Fund, and the Vermont Commission on Women that aligns policy, program and philanthropy to fast-track women’s economic status in the state. Prior to making Vermont her home in 2003, Commissioner Redmond worked as an on-air TV reporter in Connecticut, New York and Indiana. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from the University of Notre Dame. She currently lives in Essex with her husband, Mark Redmond, executive director of Spectrum Youth and Family Services, and their son Liam.

 

 


Commissioner Colin RyanColin Ryan

of Burlington
Commissioner Ryan is a comedic speaker, author, and financial education expert. Thanks to a grant created by Senator Bernie Sanders, he served credit unions statewide for four years as Vermont's Financial Literacy Champion, providing free financial education for high school and college students in our state.  Realizing he had found his calling to be a financial education advocate, Commissioner Ryan enhanced his message by adding the skill sets of professional stand-up comedian and storyteller.  This unique comedic approach to financial literacy quickly gained him national attention, and in 2012 he was named one of the top 10 youth money presenters in America. He has collaborated with the Girl Scouts of America, National Geographic Television, United Way, and numerous student leadership organizations, as well as banks, credit unions and colleges across the country.  He has reached more than 200,000 high school students, college students and adults with the message: your ability to manage money directly affects your ability to have the life you want.  His comedy fundraiser series has donated over $150,000 to good causes. Commissioner Ryan's speaking, writing and research all demonstrate that financial skills are fundamental not only to career satisfaction, but to the work of building happier lives. He is a  passionate advocate for economic equality, career fulfillment, and consumer protection.  Colin has lived in Vermont since 2004, and is married to the most amazing woman in the world. They have a dog named Jake.

 

 

Commissioner Kerry SecrestKerry Secrest

of Brattleboro
Commissioner Secrest is an executive coach and leadership consultant who inspires the very best in her clients. She founded the Women’s Leadership Circles of Vermont, an intensive leadership program, and co-authored a chapter on women’s leadership in the book Leading and Managing in the Social Sector.  In 2016 she was invited to speak at the International Global Leadership Conference on the success of the Leadership Circles program. Commissioner Secrest pairs experience working on four continents with a passionate, community-minded approach, helping her clients enhance effectiveness, achieve goals, and deepen personal fulfillment. Her expertise includes executive coaching, team development, leadership training, and women in leadership. Whether working with individuals or organizations, her goal is to enable her clients to live and lead from core values in order to make a more meaningful impact at work, at home, and in communities. She is proud that Watershed Coaching is a certified B (Benefit) Corp. Commissioner Secrest believes that life is an adventure, and that growth happens when we operate in our “stretch zone.” She has organized unguided rafting expeditions north of the Arctic Circle and backpacked through Siberia. In her youth, she was a competitive gymnast who trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado. Currently on the faculty of Marlboro College Graduate School, she has a master’s degree in Leadership and Management from SIT Graduate Institute, and an undergraduate degree from Villanova University. A dual citizen, she lived three years in Soviet-occupied Lithuania and worked at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She now serves as the Republic of Lithuania’s Honorary Consul to the State of Vermont, working to promote economic and cultural ties. Commissioner Secrest’s most profound adventure has been parenthood, raising her daughters with her husband Jon. In 2003, she and her family moved from Washington, DC to Brattleboro, Vermont to support their goal of living in a small and vibrant community, close to nature.

 

 

Commissioner Senecal of StoweLisa Senecal

of Stowe
Commissioner Senecal is a founding partner in The Maren Group, a consultancy representing victims of sexual harassment and assault, domestic abuse, and complex child support issues. The group also works with corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to identify and remedy weaknesses in business and cultural practices that increase risk to their employees, reputations, and shareholder value. An experienced entrepreneur with a background in media relations and marketing, her successful ventures include an award-winning children's entertainment company and a New Media consultancy. She has consulted and provided media relations and new media strategy for dozens of companies and organizations; gubernatorial and US Senatorial campaigns; and statewide policy initiatives. She developed her voice as a women's advocate as a civilian student at Norwich University, from which she graduated cum laude. As one of a handful of women in each class, she developed perspectives invaluable both personally and professionally. Commissioner Senecal writes and speaks with an emphasis on issues of equality, opportunity, and safety for women. Her perspectives and writing appear in a range of media, from NPR’s Morning Edition and PBS New Hour, to The Daily Beast and USA Today; she also writes a monthly column for her local newspaper, The Stowe Reporter. Commissioner Senecal is the ridiculously-proud mother of two teenaged sons who have grown into young men who speak up and speak out. In addition to serving on the VCW, she serves on the Board of Trustees for the Stowe Education Fund and The Clarina Howard Nichols Center.

 

THANK YOU FORMER COMMISSIONERS!

2010's

Rep. Lynn Batchelor
Laine Dunham
Cathy Frey*
Jennie Gartner
Susie Hudson
Dr. Felicia Kornbluh
Shambulia Gadsden Sams
Marion Milne* - watch a special youtube video about Marion Milne by Jeff Kaufman
Ariel Wengroff
Margaret "Peg" Martin

2000s 

Sharon Baade
Joyce Barbieri
Cary Brown*
Ann Hagman Cardinal
Mary Claire Carroll*
Elayne Clift
Sen. Ann Cummings*
Retta Dunlap
Marie Duquette
Linda Fogg
Anne Ginevan
Bea Grause
Karen Henry*
Carin Hoffman
Anne McClaughry*
Mary Barrosse-Schwartz*
Elizabeth Sternberg*
Maureen Trudeau*
           (* reappointed to serve multiple terms)

1990s

Kate Baldwin
Tom Belville
Gary Boutin
Kimberly Brittenham
carolyn Brown, MDBecky Jo Cook
Cheryl Dick
Lorna Edmundson
Tammy Fletcher
Kelley Beckwith Gilmour
Rep. Maxine Jo Grad (Chair)*
Timothy Hayward
Gary Hazard
Wanda Hines
Sharetha Marsicovetere*
Jennifer Matthews
Steve Mojica
Barbara Morrow*
Nancy Nystul
Rep. Lisa O’Neil
Elisabeth Robert
Marilyn Russell
Phyllis Soule
Joan Lawrence-Studebaker*
Janaki Natarjan Tschannerl
Margaret Tillile
Holly Willson
Victoria Young (Chair)*
Andrea Zentz
           (* reappointed to serve multiple terms)

1980s

Claire Anderson
Wanda Baril
Jennifer Barker
Anne Batten
Parker Brown
Sen. Mary Ann Carlson
Rhoda Carroll
Joanne Crisman
Judge Amy Davenport
Pat Davis
Sandy Dooley*
Claire Fern
Ann Fielder*
Robin Finnegan
Jean Flack
Dolly Fleming
Mary Fletcher
Jackie Folsom*
Billi Gosh (Chair)*
Edwin Grant
Linda Gray*
Marion Gray
Barbara Hammond
Anne Harroun
Joanne Hayes
Pat Heffernan*
Eunice Kinsey*
Arthur Kunin
Cynthia Laware
Allan Mackey*
Ellen Maloney
Diana Matthews
Donna Merrill
Wendy Morgan
Noreen O’Connor*
Dorothy Plue
Rep. Ann Pugh*
Anita Seymore
Evelyn Smith
David Wagner
Stephen Walke
Rev. Jane Wilson
Heather Wishik
Joann Wobby
Jennifer Woolger
Toby Young
William Young
           (* reappointed to serve multiple terms)

1970s

Alice Adams
Patricia Allen
Clifford Austin
Robert Babcock, Jr.
Bennet (Miriam) Bell
Roxy Bolton
Ruth Brooks
Charles Bucknam, Jr.
Judge Alan Cheever*
Robert Clark
Virginia Cowles
Shirley Crockett
Ann Cummings
Mrs. Dean C. Davis
Elizabeth Downer
Sandra Dragon
Claire Duke
Marion English
Martha Forsythe
Geraldine Garatoni
Grace Gibby
Gloria Gil (Chair)*
Gloria Graham
Sen. Margaret Hammond
Emma Harwood*
Theodore Herbert
Fay-Bond Hinrichs
Daniel Holland
Carole Howe
Kathleen Hoyt
Arthur Hughes
Martha Ide
Thomas James
Betty Jones (Chair)*
Diane Kessler
Rebecca Lambert
Iris Lash
Carol Matthews
Dorothy Maurice
Judy McEntyre (Chair)
Lenore McNeer (Chair)
Carolyn Miller*
Georgiana Miranda, Esq.
Mrs. Berl Morrill
Gretchen Morse
Phoebe Morse, Esq.
Jane Noury
Mrs. Frances Patry
Dorothy Purinton
Dorothy Quadland
Pamela Rampone
Shirley Rivard
Karen Kent Robinson (Chair)
Jeanne Sherman
Millie Small
Priscilla Smith
Lt. Gov. Barbara Snelling
Richard Snelling
Dolores Stocker
Sylvia  Stock Mayer
Louise  Swainbank
Helena Ure
Jeanne Van Vlandren*
Aline Ward
Edward Willard
Mary Winslow
           (* reappointed to serve multiple terms)

1960s

Evelyn Bates
Helen Beckerhoff*
Matthew Burke
Col. W. J. Burke*
John Carl
John Carnahan
Beverly Cassara (Chair)
Patricia Chase
Ruth Colombo (Chair)
James Dempsey
Sister Mary Edmund
Mary Flory*
Julia Garfield
Stella Hackel*
Joan Harding
Bette Horton
Betty-Ann Kelley
Elizabeth Kelley*  
Mrs. Kirtland Keve*
Dean Thomas King
Gov. Madeleine Kunin*
Jean McKenney*
Mrs. Clement Moyse
Mrs. Don Munger
Jean McKenney
Maureen McNamara*
Alden Norton, Jr
Evelyn Patnod (Chair)*
Sister Rose Rowan
Rev. Wallace Short*
Rosemary Stark (Chair)Mrs. Wallace Turner
Blair Williams*
Mrs. Alfred Zeller*
           (* reappointed to serve multiple terms)

Original Commissioners - 1964

Evelyn Bates
Helen Beckerhoff
Matthew Burke
Col. W. J. Burke
Ruth Colombo
James Dempsey
Mary Flory
Julia Garfield
Stella Hackel
Joan Harding
Bette Horton
Betty-Ann Kelley
Elizabeth Kelley
Mrs. Kirtland Keve
Dean Thomas King
Madeleine Kunin
Mrs. Stanley McKenney
Maureen McNamara
Mrs. Clement Moyse
Mrs. Don Munger
Evelyn Patnod
Sister Rose Rowan
Rev. Wallace Short
Rosemary Stark
Mrs. Wallace Turner
Blair Williams
Mrs. Alfred Zeller