About Gary Ameden
Gary Ameden was born and grew up in Manchester, Vermont. He attended Manchester Elementary School and graduated from Burr and Burton in 1973. Gary went on to major in political science at the University of Vermont, receiving a B.A. in 1977. Soon after graduating he went to work with a Washington, D.C. consulting firm and traveled to Alaska where he directed a number of statewide and local political campaigns. Gary stayed in Alaska at the conclusion of these campaigns and operated his own consulting services.
Returning to Vermont in 1981 Gary clerked with the public defenders office and a local law office completing the four year Vermont Supreme Court Clerkship Program. He served on the Manchester, Vermont Select Board and was Chairperson for the Manchester Water Commission during the early 1980’s.
In 1986 Gary married Lorri Black and moved over the mountain to Peru where they began raising four boys. Soon after moving to Peru Gary was elected moderator at the annual March town meeting and has served as Town Moderator since that time. Gary has also served as Chair of the Peru Planning Commission, was a member of the state of Vermont District Environmental Commission #8 and is currently a member of the Londonderry Rescue Squad , the Peru Volunteer Fire Company and is a Justice of the Peace.
Gary is also a member of the Vermont Bar Assoc., Board of Directors of Vermont Attorney Title Insurance Corp and Past President of the Bennington County Bar Assoc..