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Governor appoints Williston resident to statewide committee

Eileen Casey
Eileen Casey

Governor Peter Shumlin appointed a Williston resident and WCAX-TV account executive to a statewide committee last month.

Eileen Casey was appointed to the Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities, according to a release from the committee.

“I’m deeply honored to be appointed to the Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People With Disabilities, to help other people with disabilities find jobs and encourage businesses to hire Vermonters of all abilities in a barrier-free workplace through outreach and providing robust resources,” said Casey.

The committee promotes equal employment for all citizens in Vermont by helping advise the governor on current issues that affect employment of those with disabilities. They also work in developing partnerships across businesses, government and people with disabilities. Casey currently serves on the board of Friends of Stowe Adaptive, and the Burlington Boys and Girls Club.

In 2008, she was named “Advocate of the Year” by the Amputee Coalition of America for her advocacy work with people with disabilities.

Casey, formerly of Southridge, now lives on Governor Chittenden Road.

—Jess Wisloski, Observer staff