About Diane

Diane Snelling with her father's car and Governor Richard Snelling campaign sticker

Learning to drive Vermont politics


1994 – MA, Art, New York University, NY,NY
1974 – AB., Harvard /Radcliffe College
Visual and Environmental Studies
1970 – Champlain Valley Union High School

Business Experience:

1978 –-1982 Designer and Creative Manager, Aniforms, NYC
1982 – 1992 Muse Creative Management, President
1992 – Current – Artist and Creative consultant
1994 – 1997 Lecturer, Art & Design, Trinity College of Vermont

Public Service:

1984 – Hinesburg Planning Commission
1985—1991 Hinesburg Select Board
1985 –1991 GBIC Greater Burlington Investment Corporation
Board of Directors
1989 – 1990 Chittenden Affordable Housing Committee
1991—present The Richard A. and Barbara W. Snelling Center for Government, Board of Directors
1992 – 1995 King Street Youth Center, Board of Trustees
1994 – 2001 UVM Robert Hull Fleming Museum Advisory Board
2008 – 2014 Vermont State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights
2012 – Appointed Chair, Vermont State Advisory Committee
2014 – Re-appointed Chair, Vermont State Advisory Committee

Political Experience:

January 2002 – Appointed to the Senate by Governor Howard Dean to replace her mother, Barbara Snelling, who was unable to complete her term.

Elected in November 2002, and re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012.

Committee Assignments:

Senate Natural Resources and Energy
Senate Appropriations

Additional Committees:

Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR)
Joint Fiscal Committee
Government Accountability Committee, Chair

Policy Institutes:

“Helping Working Families in Tight Budget Times – Building Assets and Equity” – Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislators and the Annie E. Casey Foundation

“Rebalancing Long Term Care Systems Toward Quality Community Living and Healthy Aging” – Sponsored by the National Governors Association