Sean Brown received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Vermont in 1990. Since that time, he has primarily worked for the State of Vermont in various positions. He has worked in the Office of Child Support, Department of Mental Health, and the Vermont Judiciary. From 2012 to 2014 he was an Operations Director for the Economic Services Division (ESD) in the Department for Children and Families and was appointed Deputy Commissioner of ESD in 2014. As Deputy Commissioner Sean was responsible for administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the state’s General Assistance program. In June 2020, Sean was appointed the Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families overseeing all six divisions within the Department.
Sean is excited to bring his expertise in low-income heating assistance, furnace repair and replacement and weatherization to the Counsel as these efforts play a big role in climate change. He believes people of all income levels should have access to strategies that reduce reliance on fossil fuels and increase efficiency.