New Appointments for Nease/Bartlett

posted Jan 17, 2013, 9:42 AM by News & Citizen

by Mickey Smith

   Former elected Democratic politicians Floyd Nease, of Johnson, and Susan Bartlett, of Hyde Park, have new jobs in the Governor Peter Shumlin administration.

Nease, who served in Montpelier as Johnson’s representative from 2002 to 2011, has been named Director of Systems Integration, helping coordinate family services through the Agency of Human Services across the state.  Among the projects for the position will be: reducing paperwork for families in need of state assistance and speeding the flow of financial aid to those who qualify.

Bartlett, Lamoille County’s former state senator, moves from a role as special assistant to the governor, who helped to coordinate human service projects for the administration, will now be Special Projects Coordinator for the Agency of Human Services.  Her job will focus on ensuring that low-income Vermonters have access to the skills and education they need to find good paying jobs.

“I am pleased to have both Susan and Floyd join the AHS leadership team.  The Governor has given us the responsibility to address the benefits cliff issue, better coordinate services for children and families, reduce recidivism, and manage increasing caseloads in a difficult fiscal climate,” Human Services Secretary Doug Racine stated in a press release regarding the appointments.

“Floyd’s and Susan’s experiences and skills will be valuable assets as we take on all of our human services challenges.”

To the Left: Governor Peter Shumlin with former Rep. Floyd Nease during 

recent appointments. -Guy Page photo

Cover Photos From This Week!!

Morristown Reps. Shap Smih (above) and Peter Peltz (right) joined Senator Rich Westman on a tour of Mud City Kids and otherchild care facilities as part of the Building Bright Futures initiative on December 19. After the tours they took part in a forum at the Lamoille Family Center.        -Mud City Kids Photo