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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

House Resolution

H.R.  25

House resolution congratulating Mary Claire Carroll on being recognized for her work to advance the cultural and economic status of women

Offered by:  Representatives Barnard of Richmond, Ancel of Calais, Anderson of Montpelier, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Donovan of Burlington, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Hosford of Waitsfield, Jewett of Ripton, Larson of Burlington, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Maier of Middlebury, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, Miller of Shaftsbury, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Barton, Nuovo of Middlebury, Pellett of Chester, Peterson of Williston, Scheuermann of Stowe, Sweaney of Windsor and Westman of Cambridge

Whereas, Mary Claire Carroll has devoted extensive thought, in constructive and creative ways, to advancing the economic status of women in Vermont, and

Whereas, her work has focused on her role as a political advocate, an organizational leader, and a highly artistic photographer, and

Whereas, since 1985, she has been a member of the Vermont Business and Professional Women, has served as the organization’s president, and currently serves as its equal payday chair, and

Whereas, from 1997 to 2001, Mary Claire Carroll has served on the Vermont Commission on Women’s economic equity committee, has co-organized equal payday events in Vermont on an annual basis for the past decade, and was instrumental in the general assembly’s adoption of the 2002 equal pay act, and 

Whereas, Governor Dean appointed Mary Claire Carroll to a seat on the Vermont Commission on Women, and Speaker of the House Gaye Symington appointed her to a second term in 2005, and

Whereas, in recognition of her continuing advocacy on behalf of women’s economic well-being, Mary Claire Carroll has been named the 2007 State Small Business Administration Women in Business Champion, and

Whereas, Mary Claire Carroll is a gifted photographer who created the compelling and informative “Women Helping Women” exhibit that was on display in the state house during Women’s History Month in 2006, and focused on women who have made unique contributions to economic and cultural life in Vermont, and

Whereas, she is a founding board member of LEAD International (Leadership Education Action diversity) that sponsors the Marion Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund Women’s History Month Contest that honors the late Marion Gray who is a former LEAD chair, and

Whereas, the 2007 contest takes Mary Claire Carroll’s exhibit as its inspiration, and it is based on the 2007 Women’s History Month theme “Generations of Women Moving History Forward,” and

Whereas, each student participating in this year’s contest interviewed and photographed an individual woman and created a collage of six photos with descriptive captions, and

Whereas, at a state house reception, LEAD recognized Mary Claire Carroll for her role as an extraordinary advocate for women and as a gifted photographic artist, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives:

That this legislative body congratulates Mary Claire Carroll on being recognized for her political and artistic advocacy on behalf of the cultural and economic status of women, and be it further

Resolved:  That the clerk of the house be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mary Claire Carroll.



____________________________                           Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House


                                                                                             Donald G. Milne

                                                                                             Clerk, House of Representatives

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont