Laine Dunham of Manchester Reappointed to VT Commission on Women

September 5, 2013                                                         Contact:  Lilly Talbert, VCW Staff
For Immediate Release                                                Phone:  802-828-2841


(Montpelier) - Governor Peter Shumlin has reappointed Laine Dunham of Manchester to serve a second term on the Vermont Commission on Women.

Ms. Dunham is Deputy Director and Creative Director of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester. She has a degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in California and has worked for thirty years as a producer and designer in the themed entertainment industry, including for Walt Disney Imagineering, Sony Development, and MCA Universal. Ms. Dunham is a 2007 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute, is on the board of the Snelling Center for Government, and is a charter member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Ms. Dunham serves as the Chair of the Commission’s Economic Security and Equity Committee and has particular interest in leveling the playing field for women and working to make equal pay a reality based on ability not gender.  The Commission on Women gives voice to all women while working to reduce discrimination and to increase equal opportunity.  Better lives for women create stronger families and stronger communities.  Ms. Dunham is honored to serve the women of Vermont and invites area residents to contact her about issues they face at

The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state commission dedicated to legislative, economic, social, and political fairness.  Launched in 1964 by a call to action from President Kennedy, VCW is charged with reducing discrimination and encouraging opportunities for women.  Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women’s issues guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.  VCW offers many services to the public, including a toll-free information and referral service at 800-881-1561 and many publications, including:  The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont.  For more information, visit