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Steve Amos - Secretary

Steve Amos - Secretary

Email: shamos1955@gmail.com

Phone: 802-626-5561

Steve Amos has served as the VDP Secretary since 2012. He is in his fifth two-year term as Chair and is past Vice-Chair of the Caledonia County Democratic Committee; he has been a delegate from Caledonia County to the VDP since 2004; he was Chair of the 2012 State Democratic Party Platform Convention; and he attended the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC as an elected Alternate Delegate from Vermont in 2012. 

Steve’s community service includes being a seven-time elected Justice of the Peace; he has served on his local School board and was Chair of the Wheelock Town Selectboard for seven years. He was the founding president of the Sheffield Historical Society; he is a past Chair of the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce; he is a Fairbanks Museum Fellow; he serves on the non-profit board of the Northeastern Vermont Development Association; and he is a Corporator for Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. In 2012, Steve ran a highly engaging, but ultimately unsuccessful, run for Senator from Vermont’s Caledonia-Orange District. Steve also has training in marketing and development for non-profits. As a hobby, Steve maintains a collection of presidential and Vermont-related campaign memorabilia.

By profession, Steve Amos is a naturalist, biologist, educator and author of three books on native and marine wildlife. He is a former Curator of Collections at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT, and was the first Curator of Tropical Rainforests and North Atlantic Coasts at the famed National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. He currently teaches programs on wildlife, ecology and nature to schools, library audiences and adult groups throughout Vermont using a menagerie of live animals. Steve has traveled out of country extensively – over 40 excursions to date – for field research, wildlife collection and as a nature guide for high school-aged and adult groups, but finds the “best place on Earth is Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom for its quality of life and community spirit.” He is married to Berlin Elementary School principal Carol Amos; they have two grown and married daughters.