|RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
By Senators Kitchel and Coppenrath,
S.C.R. 44. Senate concurrent resolution honoring Margaret Trautz for her exemplary career contributions to the advancement of public policy in the areas of education, health and social welfare.
Whereas, Margaret Trautz has worked as a consultant, public policy analyst, state employee, and, since 1997, as a director of the Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center, Inc. in St. Johnsbury, and
Whereas, after graduating from Boston University, she completed the Program in Organizational Development at Syracuse University, and
Whereas, her first professional role was as a program consultant developing community educational and social service programs for the Cambridge Corporation, a nonprofit organization under the joint sponsorship of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and
Whereas, Margaret Trautz then relocated to Vermont where she became employed in state government initially as the chief evaluation specialist in the department of employment and training and then as director of the planning and evaluation division at the Agency of Human Services, and
Whereas, her background in state government, which included considerable work related to social service programs, stood her in good stead when she became a senior policy analyst at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey, with the responsibility of design specifications of major components of an automated welfare system, and
Whereas, for a period of 17 years, beginning in 1980, Margaret Trautz worked as an independent public policy consultant, conducting a variety of significant projects related to health care and health insurance, including an analysis of the state of Wyoming’s public health insurance programs and developing and helping to guide to partial enactment health reform proposals of then-Governor Dean, and
Whereas, in 1997, she took her wealth of knowledge on matters related to health care and helped found the Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center, Inc. in St. Johnsbury, an organization that serves six counties, and
Whereas, through partnerships with community hospitals, local health and social service agencies, and educational institutions, the center develops educational and administrative programs designed to improve the quality and accessibility of health care in rural Vermont, and
Whereas, Margaret Trautz has maintained personal associations with many organizations and commissions seeking to improve health care in Vermont and has written extensively on health care policy, and
Whereas, after four decades serving in a variety of roles related to public policy development, Margaret Trautz will retire as the executive director of the Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center, Inc., now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly honors Margaret Trautz for her exemplary career contributions to the advancement of public policy in the areas of education, health care and social welfare, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Margaret Trautz.