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- Gartner of Rutland reappointed for second term on the State Women’s Commission
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 07:22 PM
On Aug. 19, Governor Peter Shumlin announced the reappointed
Jennie Gartner of Rutland to serve a second term on the Vermont
Commission on Women.
Commissioner Gartner is a resident of Rutland and has been a
social studies teacher at Rutland High School (RHS) since 2005. She
holds a BS in Journalism from Boston University and a M.Ed in
Secondary Education from UMass-Boston. She is a past participant in
the Teaching American History program at Castleton State College,
and the lead faculty advisor to the Gay/Straight Alliance at
Rutland High School.
Commissioner Gartner has been active in issues of importance to
women and families since she was a teenager, and sees her role on
the VCW as a natural extension of this work.
"I am thrilled to continue my work with the Vermont Commission on
Women," said Gartner. "Its mission is of such importance to
families around Vermont and the country at large." Gartner
would like to focus on the issue of expanding vocational
educational opportunities for Vermont's young women.
Gartner is honored to serve the women of Vermont and invites
Rutland area residents to contact her about issues they face at
The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state
agency 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. 16 volunteer
commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with
women's issues guide the VCW's public education, coalition
building, and advocacy efforts. For more info, visit