Vermont Governor Scott Announces New Appointments

Vermont Governor Scott Announces New Appointments

Montpelier, VT (STL.News) Governor  Phil Scott today announced that he has appointed Monica Hutt, currently the commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, as chief prevention officer, and Maggie Gendron as deputy secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources.

Monica Hutt, Chief Prevention Officer

Monica Hutt was first appointed commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living in July 2015 and was reappointed by Governor Scott in 2017.  Working for the State of Vermont since 2005, she has held several positions in the Agency of Human Services, including in the Field Services Division, the Department for Children and Families and in the Secretary’s Office.  Prior to that she was the first director of Children and Family Services in Developmental Disabilities at the Howard Center and the executive director of a nonprofit in the Burlington area.

In this new role, Hutt will work in the Governor’s Office, focusing on substance abuse prevention, treatment, enforcement and rehabilitation. She will also serve as the Governor’s liaison to the newly created Cannabis Control Board.

“As we battle the coronavirus pandemic, we must also continue our fight against the addiction crisis that impacts thousands of Vermonters.

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