Governor appoints Little and Retchin

Thomas Little
Linda Retchin

Gov. Phil Scott recently appointed 103 Vermonters to state boards and commissions. Among those appointed are Linda Retchin and Thomas Little of Shelburne.

Retchin, a practicing dental hygienist in Vermont for 31 years, was appointed to the Board of Radiologic Technology. In addition, she works for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments.

“I have served the Governor’s office for 19 years now,” said Retchin. “Ten years on the Board of Dental Examiners as a hygienist member, five years on Board of Real Estate Appraisers as a public member; currently on Board of Radiologic Technologists as a public member, and this recent appointment is my second five-year term.”

Little was appointed to the District No. 4 Environmental Commission. This will be his ninth two-year term as chair of the district.

The District Environmental Commissions hold hearings on contested and certain large development projects to assure that they comply with Act 250’s 10 environmental impact criteria, which include impacts on water and air quality, stormwater and erosion, traffic, natural resources and wildlife habitat, historic sites, municipal resources and visual/aesthetic values.

Little has served as general counsel of Vermont Student Assistance Corporation since 2002. A member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1992 to 2002, he has served on the Fish and Wildlife, Ways and Means, and Judiciary committees, as well as on the Judicial Retention and Joint Fiscal committees.

A former member of the Shelburne Zoning Board, Little currently serves Shelburne as its Town Meeting Moderator, Justice of the Peace, and Board of Civil Authority Chair. In addition, he is a member of the University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Directors.

Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The Governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations. To apply, visit the Governor’s website at

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