Advisory Committee

Kitty Toll

Kitty Toll was born in Danville, Vermont, the youngest of 14 children, and grew up on the family dairy farm, which is now in the hands of the seventh generation. Kitty graduated from Danville High School and Lyndon State College and holds a master’s degree from University of Vermont. As a schoolteacher for 14 years, she experienced first-hand the state’s socio-economic diversity and its effects on our children. She found teaching profoundly satisfying, treating her students with respect, care, and compassion.


In 2008, Kitty was elected to the Vermont House, representing Cabot, Danville, and Peacham. She served on the vital Agriculture and Appropriations committees and rose to chair the Appropriations Committee. She also served on the Mental Health Oversight Committee and the Legislative Joint Fiscal Committee. Kitty was selected to be a Henry Toll Fellow of the Council of State Governments (2015), a member of the Council of State Governments Eastern Leadership Academy (2017), and a member of the Council of State Governments Future of Work National Task Force (2019). In 2021, the legislature elected her to the board of trustees of the University of Vermont.


Kitty learned the importance of community service from her parents. She is former co-chair of the Danville Chamber of Commerce; longtime organizer of the Danville Fair; past deacon, current trustee, and Council member of the Danville Congregational Church; former member of the Danville Zoning Board and Planning Commission; past trustee and chair of Pope Memorial Library; former Justice of the Peace; past Lyndon State College fundraising volunteer; and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital corporator, Capital Campaign volunteer, and current member of the West Wing Leadership Committee.


Kitty continues to live in Danville with her husband, Abel; they have two daughters, Kate and Margaret.