Marcia Merrill re-elected chair of Vermont Commission on Women

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women
June 18, 2015

Contact:
Lilly Talbert
Vermont Commission on Women
802-828-2841

The sixteen appointed members of the state agency, the Vermont Commission on Women, have re-elected Marcia Merrill of Jericho to serve a 4th term as Chair. Ms. Merrill has served in this leadership role since 2006.

Established in 1964, the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state government commission advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from twenty-five organizations concerned with women’s issues guide the 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 handbook The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont, and has just launched the Vermont Equal Pay Compact, a voluntary pledge that employers sign to indicate their commitment to closing the gender wage gap in their workplace.

Reflecting on the Commission’s work, Ms. Merrill stated, “Our state leads the nation in many measurements of women’s equality and we are also one of the oldest continuously operating women’s commissions. VCW has a fifty year track record of effectiveness, and we remain the only state agency dedicated solely to improving the status of women and girls. The Commission’s success lies in both our partnerships and in our ability to get things done. We are the voice, the eyes and the ears of women in public policy on such issues as equal pay, incarcerated women, and balancing work and family life. I’m honored to contribute to this powerful group of women.”

Ms. Merrill is a Certified Public Accountant, and is responsible for the audit and accounting practices of Montgomery & Merrill, P.C., her woman-owned public accounting firm in Burlington. In that role, she works primarily with not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, and start-up businesses, assisting the ownership and boards of directors in the use and interpretation of financial statements, as well as providing audit and other financial statement services. Ms. Merrill has served in board positions for a variety of community and not-for-profit organizations that focus on women’s and family issues, including local, state, and national level positions for Vermont Business and Professional Women (BPW). She holds a BA, Summa Cum Laude, from William Smith College and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Press Release

Comment Policy

VTDigger.org requires that all commenters identify themselves by their authentic first and last names. Initials, pseudonyms or screen names are not permissible.

No personal harrassment, abuse, or hate speech is permitted. Be succinct and to the point. If your comment is over 500 words, consider sending a commentary instead.

We personally review and moderate every comment that is posted here. This takes a lot of time; please consider donating to keep the conversation productive and informative.

The purpose of this policy is to encourage a civil discourse among readers who are willing to stand behind their identities and their comments. VTDigger has created a safe zone for readers who wish to engage in a thoughtful discussion on a range of subjects. We hope you join the conversation. If you have questions or concerns about our commenting platform, please review our Commenting FAQ.

Privacy policy
Thanks for reporting an error with the story, "Marcia Merrill re-elected chair of Vermont Commission on Women"