Hartford's Revitalization - Be a Part of It!
Supporting communications about what Hartford means in our lives, and how best to work toward building a present and future Hartford that would be optimum to our families, friends, community and city."
January 29 - Guest Speaker Carrie Hammond, HSO President and CEO will talk about Inspiring Harmony in Hartford: How the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's music and the arts community helps to revitalize Hartford.
February 26 - Guest Speaker Dr. Saud Anwar, Mayor of South Windsor will talk about the role of a suburban community in the Knowledge Corridor and the importance of a vibrant Hartford at its hub.
March 26 - Guest Speaker Kevin Dillon, Executive Director of The Connecticut Airport Authority, will talk about the role of Bradley International Airport as an economic driver for Hartford and the Knowledge Corridor.
April 30 - Guest Speaker Sam Hamilton, Executive Director of the Hartford Economic Development Corporation will discuss efforts to support business development needs in the Hartford area.
May 28 - Guest Speaker, Mayor Pedro Segarra, Mayor from the City of Hartford will talk about his work to support community revitalization efforts in Hartford.
Live, Work, Love Hartford is a Social Networking Opportunity For community leaders making a difference for the HARTFORD AREA.
Sheff Movement Meeting with State Education Commission Stefan Pryor
State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor will be attending the Sheff Movement’s February meeting this coming Saturday, February 18, from 9:30-11:00 at Capitol Preparatory Magnet School (this is a rescheduled meeting, after the January meeting was snowed out).
Consider attending and sharing in the experiences, data and stories of success with Commissioner Pryor, about the significant progress occurring with the increased number of Hartford and Capital Area regional students reaching high academic standards because of quality integrated education.
Important article by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, The Metropolitan Moment. According to the Brookings Institute excerpts:
"Katz and Bradley explain how states can help build the foundation of the new economy, and a big part of that is adequately supporting their metropolitan economic engines."
Katz and Bradley "call for a view of the United States based on reality, not nostalgia. The "real America" is not the romantic small-town version of days gone by. Rather, it is a complicated, multi-ethnic, globally connected metropolitan America that will power its citizens through the 21st century. The sooner America realizes what it really is, the sooner it can begin rebuilding itself."
This reinforces the positive synergies building bewteen the state, region and city of Hartford. Stay tuned for positive steps emerging in the days, weeks, and months ahead.