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November 07, 2008

Economic Development Commissioner Stepping Down

Douglas, Dorn Praise Quinn’s Service

Montpelier, Vt. -- Vermont Department of Economic Development (DED) Commissioner Michael Quinn today announced he his stepping down as economic development commissioner.

Quinn said he has enjoyed serving Vermont and Governor Douglas, but is looking forward to returning to the private sector.

“I left the private sector to spend six very rewarding years serving the people of Vermont and working with Governor Douglas to advance his pro-growth, job creation agenda,” said Quinn, “but six years is plenty - and longer than I’d told my extraordinarily supportive wife, Froncie - so it’s time to make a change.”

Governor Douglas praised Quinn for his service. “Mike has been a reliable and productive member of my team” said Governor Jim Douglas “His skills and dedication to the people of our state will be missed and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Kevin Dorn, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development said earlier in the year Quinn had indicated his interest in returning to the private sector which has allowed the Governor to begin planning for a replacement at the department.

“Mike has been a great partner to all of us working to support job creation and economic growth in Vermont,” said Dorn. “Mike has made a real difference in Vermont and I know he will continue to support our economy and our job creation agenda as he moves on to new endeavors.”

Source: Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Last Updated at: November 07, 2008 09:55:47