AASHTO Journal, 22 December 2016
Vermont Gov.-elect Phil Scott has selected Joe Flynn to join his Cabinet next month as secretary of the Agency of Transportation, with the announcement noting that as VTrans chief Flynn “will oversee the agency responsible for planning, development, implementation and maintenance of Vermont’s transportation infrastructure.”
Scott, who takes office Jan. 5, said Flynn has held leadership positions in the Department of Public Safety since 2012, first as director of emergency management and currently as deputy commissioner of public safety.
He would follow current VTrans Secretary Chris Cole, who has headed the agency since September 2015.
Flynn earlier served two years in the Agency of Transportation as a director, and was part of the agency’s response and recover effort after Hurricane Irene in 2011 made its impact on 56 towns in southern Vermont. Flynn also worked in the Irene Recovery Office under the Agency of Administration from November 2011 to February 2012.
Flynn currently sits on the District 6 Environmental Commission and on the Public Safety Broadband Network Commission, and is a trustee of Lyndon Institute, the announcement said.