Governor Phil Scott has appointed Delaney Courcelle of Rutland 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.
Courcelle is a senior majoring in Business Administration at the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business. Excelling at coursework concentrations in entrepreneurship and finance, she is the recipient of this year's Major Junius Adair Award for Excellence in Finance. This is one of the awards celebrating the Grossman School’s top undergraduate and graduate students at their annual Honors Day Celebration.
She is the current Chairwoman of the Vermont Federation of College Republicans. In this role she oversees the Federation chapters at UVM, Middlebury College, and Norwich University, providing guidance in recruiting, fundraising, event planning, and public relations efforts. Additionally, as Chairwoman, Courcelle leads monthly executive board meetings, manages finances, and coordinates an annual convention.
As the current President of the UVM College Republicans, she has grown membership to over 60 students, and along with the duties of running a successful organization, has hosted campus-wide events with noted speakers.
Courcelle is also president of a new student organization on the UVM campus, a chapter of the Network of Enlightened Women. NeW is a national conservative women’s organization with a mission to educate, equip and empower women to be principled leaders for a free society. The organization holds biweekly club meetings, which include discussions and social events, and as president, Courcelle manages operations and is the liaison and representative for the chapter at NeW’s national leadership conferences.
Courcelle she is also an intern at Baystate Financial, conducting outreach for a financial wellness seminar series for Vermont-based companies.
Outside of school and politics, Courcelle is deeply involved with the local Catholic community and also spends a great deal of her time providing child care to area families. She currently resides in South Burlington.
The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is an independent non-partisan state commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women's issues guide VCW's public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.
Note: Photos of VCW Commissioners can be found here.