Former state Rep. Janet Ancel, chief architect of Vermont’s groundbreaking state child tax credit law, has been unanimously elected to the board of the Public Assets Institute, an independent research organization on state budget, tax and economic issues.
“We are delighted that Janet Ancel has joined us,” said board chair Steve Gold. “Her leadership on the Vermont Child Tax Credit exemplifies precisely the type of equity-focused, data-driven innovation that Public Assets strives to bring to statewide policy conversations. We look forward to the contribution her leadership and vision will make to our work in the coming years.”
From 2005 to 2023, Ancel served as a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, where she was appointed to serve as the first female chair of the Committee on Ways and Means. Prior to that, she worked for many years as legal staff for the Vermont Legislature and later as legal counsel to Gov. Howard Dean and the Vermont tax commissioner.
Ancel is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Master of Social Work and a law degree from the University of Denver.