Vermont Liquor Official To Lead Natural Resources Board

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An official in the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery is going to become the next chair of the state Natural Resources Board, Gov. Phil Scott announced.

Sabina Haskell, who is deputy commissioner at the department, will start her new job on Dec. 13. The board is an independent entity in state government that oversees Act 250, Vermont’s land use and development law.

“Sabina will bring significant management experience and a fresh perspective to the Board that will help deliver consistent, clear and predictable outcomes to Vermont’s legacy land-use law,” Scott said in a statement Monday. “She will be focused on bringing clarity to the Act 250 process and streamlining permits, which will be essential in moving projects forward."

The governor also announced the appointments of Wendy Knight as commissioner of the Department of Liquor and Lottery, and Andrew Collier as deputy commissioner.