Stenger to head bi-partisan demographics commission

first_imgEd Colodny, BurlingtonEd Colodny was a founder, and long-timepresident and CEO of US Airways and has held a number of high-level businessposts.  He has also served as chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Rochesterand president of the University of Vermont.  Colodny, anative Vermonter, has also served on a variety of state boards andcommissions.  Speaker Symington’sAppointments:Tiffany W. Bluemle, BurlingtonTiffany W. Bluemle has been with Vermont Works forWomen (VWW) over nine years. VWW works with women to help them explore, pursue,and excel in nontraditional fields.  She has also served as director ofdevelopment for The New York City Outward Bound Center and for the NationalCivic League.  Tiffany received a Masters in Public Administration from theKennedy School of Government at HarvardUniversity, and her B.A. from Princeton University.  She is a former member ofthe Board of Trustees of Princeton University. The Governor appointed fourmembers, the President Pro Tem and Speaker appointed two members each, andtogether the Governor and the legislative leaders jointly appointed the Chair. Commission recommendations could include funding for scholarships,workforce development programs, trades training or other efforts to retain andrecruit working-age Vermonters. ### Elizabeth “Wibs” McLain, BerlinMost recently, Wibs McLain served as GovernorDouglas’ Secretary of Natural Resources.  McLain has also served as alegislator, Chief of Staff to Governor Richard Snelling and as Commissioner ofthe Department of Environmental Conservation and Deputy Secretary of the Agencyof Natural Resources under Governor Howard Dean.   Prior to her 2003appointment to the Douglas administration, McLainwas Vice President for Community and Government Relations at the VermontStudent Assistance Corporation. Jason Williams, JeffersonvilleJason Williams is the Government Relations Specialistfor Fletcher Allen Health Care and a 2005 graduate of the University of Vermont. At UVM he was awarded the Community Service Scholarship based on his academicand community service record while a student at Mount Mansfield Union High School.  At UVM Williamswas a leader in community service programs such as Volunteers in Action and UVMDay at the Statehouse and he worked for the UVM Anti-Tobacco Coalition.  Governor Douglas’ Appointments:Caroline Bright, St. AlbansCaroline Bright is a senior at Missisquoi Valley Union High School and this year’s Governor of Girls State. She has received a number of awards and honors for her academic and publicservice efforts.  Her peers have repeatedly elected her to a variety ofleadership positions and she has served as a page in the Vermont Legislature. Senator Welch’s Appointments:Bob Miller, Williston Bob Miller is thePresident of R.E.M Development, a company he started in 1984. In two decades,the Williston based company has grown to become Vermont’s largest real estate developer. Miller is known for his various philanthropic endeavors and community service.  ·       StephenMorse, NewfaneStephen Morse is a former Speaker of the Vermont Houseof Representatives. Morse, who serves on multiple governing boards andcommittees, and is president and chief executive officer of the WindhamFoundation in Grafton, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providingfinancial support for education and private charities, and developing projectsthat benefit Vermont and Vermonters.  In 2004 he was named the Citizen of theYear by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Judith Moore, SharonJudith Moore, HeadEmeritus of The Sharon Academy, is an educator of long standing.  A resident ofSharon, sheholds an MA and an ED.D. from UVM and has over 25 years of experience teachingforeign language and English in public and private schools. She has served asthe District Supervisor of Adult Basic Education in Peebleshire,Scotland, Principal of the Stockbridge Central School,and founder and head of The Sharon Academy.  Dr. Moore recently retired fromThe Sharon Academy after serving ten years.  JointlyAppointed Chair of the Next Generation Commission·       BillStenger, NewportBill Stenger is the President and Chief Operating Officerof Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vermont.  He has served on numerous boardsand commissions, is a former president of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamberof Commerce and the current chair of the Vermont Ski Areas Association board ofdirectors. Thursday, July 20, 2006Montpelier, Vt. – Senate President ProTem Peter Welch, Speaker of the House Gaye Symington and Governor Jim Douglastoday announced their appointments to the Next Generation Commission.  The 9-member commission, the product of an agreement between the Legislatureand the Governor, is charged with recommending how best to invest $5million in programs to address Vermont’semerging demographic challenges.  The commission will also develop a plan to encourageVermonters to live and work in Vermont.  Jason GibbsGovernor’sCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345last_img

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