|Address||161 Austin Dr. |
Burlington, Vermont , United States
Jun 21, 2012 01:52am
|Info||Doug has a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from SUNY Buffalo Law School. He came to Vermont in 1988 to work for the City of Burlington in the Community & Economic Development Office. He left City Hall in 1993 and has been a self-employed policy analyst for the past 17 years. |
Doug is the author of a number of studies including the Vermont Job Gap Study, which is a series of ten reports begun in 1997. The Job Gap Study introduced the concept of livable wages and helped persuade the legislature to increase the minimum wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Later reports include The Leaky Bucket in 2000 that quantified Vermont’s dependence on imported goods and services and argued for targeted import substitution, as well as a critique of the state’s economic development policy in 2006 that led to adoption of the Unified Economic Development Budget.
Doug has authored other reports dealing with renewable energy, child care, state pension investments, food co-ops, and other topics. (See Publications Page)
Doug was under contract to the State Auditor from 1995 to 2000 and was the principal author of numerous performance audits and reviews (see the website for details). Two reports dealt with performance measurement, which has been a weakness in state government for many years.
Some of Doug’s other clients have included the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Vermont State Treasurer, Vermont Legislature, Peace & Justice Center, Yellowwood Associates/Ford Foundation, Public Assets Institute, Vermont State Employees Association, Renewable Energy Vermont, Burlington Electric & Public Works Departments, Windham Child Care Association, Connecticut Valley Co-ops, City Market, and Good Jobs First.
Doug was appointed to the Burlington Electric Commission by the city council in 1994 and served for six years (five as chairman).