Gov. Shumlin Appoints New Commissioner to Vermont Commission on Women

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin appoints Colin Ryan as commissioner to the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW).

According to the governor's office, the VCW is a non-partisan state government commission that advances rights and opportunities for women and girls.

“I’m honored to appoint Colin to this position,” Gov. Shumlin said. “His expertise and unique way of engaging individuals in important conversations about financial literacy will provide a great benefit to the mission of the Vermont Commission on Women.”

Commissioners serve a four year term and are appointed by the Governor, Senate and House leadership, and the Republican and Democratic parties.

The governor's office and VCW launched the Vermont Equal Pay Compact, a voluntary pledge Vermont employers can sign to indicate their commitment to closing the gender gap.

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