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Gwynn Zakov
Municipal Policy Advocate

Gwynn Zakov is VLCT’s Municipal Policy Advocate, and one-half of the Public Policy and Advocacy department. Gwynn lobbies on behalf of VLCT’s municipalities, and represents municipal interests at the state and federal level, and with other similarly minded association. She joined VLCT in January 2014 as a Staff Attorney in the Municipal Assistance Center, and in December, 2015 she joined the Public Policy and Advocacy department. She enjoys bridging the divide between state and local government in her advocacy work, and helping to develop policies, and fight for legislative changes that strengthen local government.

She served on the Barre City DRB, spent three years as the Zoning Administrative Officer for the Town of Richmond, and currently serves on the Brookfield Planning Commission. She lives in Brookfield on a mountainside homestead with her bees, chickens, dogs, and an endless amount of chores. She enjoys riding her horse, Siri, learning how to farm and fix stuff, and enjoys the endless activities the change of seasons brings to Vermont.

Gwynn loves advocating on behalf of the dedicated, and hard-working municipal officials of the state and encourages you contact her with any questions, concerns, or ideas you have on municipal issues.

Education

  • B.A., Political Science, Trinity University, Tex.
  • M.S.E.L, Environmental Law and Policy, Vermont Law School
  • J.D., Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School