(Montpelier) – The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Alex Hilliard of Poultney to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.
Hilliard is a personal trainer, entrepreneur, and parent of three. As owner and operator of VT AthletaFit, a year-old personal training studio business located on the second floor of the Reclaimed-Poultney Community Skills Center, Hilliard offers in-person or virtual personal training sessions, coaching advice for well-rounded fitness, and training to prepare for sports or for an active lifestyle.
Commissioner Hilliard has big goals for their town, county, and state regarding diversity, athletics and outdoor recreation, and economic opportunities. In addition to founding a local business, some steps they have taken to reach these goals include obtaining an MBA from Green Mountain College, engaging in several civic organizations and steering committees furthering the local community, and by creating "Lakes Region Women in Business Mixers" to help connect self-identified women and non-binary individuals for a light-hearted and social networking experience. Hilliard is committed to reducing social inequality within the state and they are excited to bring lived experience as an LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individual. Joining the Commission on Women is another step towards accomplishing those goals.