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Start times: Walks begin at 11:00 AM, Lunches at 12:15 PM, Morning Meetings at 7:30 AM at Chatfield, One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford 06110 (on New Britain Ave behind Sears
June 29-WWIN at Chatfield/Brookdale. One Chatfield Drive, West HArtford 06110. 7:30AM-9:45AM. Meeting cost: $2.
Ouf June meeting will take place at our regular location, hosted by Brookdale- thank you, Brookdale! Our morning of Introductions, Networking and Meet-and-Greet will also offer a presentation by New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart! Come meet this powerhouse Shaker and Mover!
Erin Elizabeth Stewart is the 40th Mayor of the City of New Britain, Connecticut. She was first elected at the age of 26 in November 2013 and was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term on November 3, 2015. She is the youngest mayor in the city’s history and the only female mayor of New Britain to be elected to a second term
entire family has a longstanding commitment to serving
their neighbors in New Britain, and she is proud to continue that tradition.
Mayor Stewart has earned accolades for her leadership and results-driven style of governing. She closed a deficit of more than $30 million during her first term, brought stability and responsibility back to the city’s finances, gained an unprecedented 3-notch upgrade in New Britain’s bond rating by Standard & Poor’s in January 2015, and ushered in a further bond upgrade in January 2016 to "A+."
Under her leadership, New Britain is undergoing a dramatic economic turnaround. For the firsttime in years, the City’s grand list is experiencing growth and businesses are expanding.,
Mayor Stewart has also invested significant resources in helping New Britain’s homeless population through her creation of the Building Hope Together Task Force: New Britain’s Permanent Workplan to End Homelessness. By bringing city officials, clergy members, and social services providers around the same table, Mayor Stewart is not only continuing New Britain’s tradition of compassion for those less fortunate, she is intent on finding housing, treatment, and work for those who seek it.
Mayor Stewart is also committed to making New Britain a “green” community. Through her “Smart City Initiative,” the Mayor has spearheaded the largest solarization project in New Britain’s history, including a massive solar array at Shuttle Meadow Reservoir, as well as rooftop solar arrays on most school buildings. She is also taking steps to increase the use of LED technology in all City buildings and streetlights, further reducing the City’s energy consumption, and is embarking on building the city’s first fuel cell. Mayor Stewart has also founded an Energy and Innovation Committee to oversee this initiative.
As a graduate of New Britain’s public school system, Mayor Stewart has a passion for education and served on the City’s Board of Education prior to being elected to her current role. . She is a 2009 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, earning a bachelor of arts in political science and public administration. In June 2015, the University honored her with the Young Alumni Service Award and presented her with a “Women of Influence” award in February 2016.
Mayor Stewart continues to be humbled by the recognition she has received for her service and leadership. In 2014, she received the Women’s Leadership Award from the Connecticut Republican Party. Also in 2014, Connecticut Magazine named her one of their “40 Under 40,” and the New Britain City Journal named her their “Person of the Year.” For her work in spreading awareness about domestic violence, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic
Violence honored her with a “First 100 Plus” award in November 2015. She has been the subject of in-depth profiles by national media outlets like the New York Times and Newsmax, which inJanuary 2016 named her to the top of their “30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30” list.
In addition to her role as chief executive officer, Mayor Stewart embraces her job as a role model for young people – especially young women – and never misses an opportunity to encourage them to follow their dreams.
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May 25- 7:30AM WWIN at Raymour and Flanigan, 490 New Park Ave, West Hartford. Our meeting took place within the store as part of the annual Women's Expo held by R&F. Our guest speaker will be Deborah Ullman, CEO of the YWCA.
For those exhibiting as part of the Expo, please see our Expo page.
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