About Cynthia


  • Arlington Select  Board
  • Arlington Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • VT State Legislator 2007 -2020
  • Batten Kill Watershed Alliance Director
  • Economics Professor
  • Research Assistant
  • Customer service and retail clerk


As a child I spent many summers at my grandparents’ house in West Arlington. I then went to Bennington College. Although I grew up in New York and have lived and worked in other states, I have always remained connected to Vermont. 

After earning my Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan and teaching at several liberal arts colleges, I moved to Vermont permanently. I live with my mother in Arlington and dedicate my time to the community and to the environment.

I have worked to improve the Batten Kill habitat in many ways, including planting thousands of trees along the Batten Kill and its tributaries.

My work on the Arlington Select board helps to support basic local services that allow us all to pursue our daily lives and to participate in our democracy.

My service in the legislature was both rewarding and difficult. I have done my best to put my expertise as an economist and  dedication as an environmentalist to work at developing and supporting state policies that will work well for this district.  I will continue to do this with Reports on the Policy/Reports Page of this website and on my public Facebook page Cynthia Browning Reports.