Gov. Shumlin Taps VLS for Another Top Government Post
February 16, 2011
For the third time since taking office, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin
has appointed a Vermont Law School faculty or staff member to a top post in his administration. Ron Shems '85, consulting and supervising attorney for the VLS Land Use Clinic
, was named Monday as chairman of the Vermont Natural Resources Board. Shumlin also recently appointed David Mears '91, who was director of VLS's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic
, as commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, and Patrick Berry, who was VLS's director of Governmental Affairs and Environmental Advancement, as commissioner of Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Department. Read more about Shem's appointment.