The Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford is presenting a panel discussion, Better Government Begins at Home: How to Make a Difference in Your Community, Thursday, October 12, at 6 p.m. in the Harry Jack Gray Center’s 1877 Club on the University of Hartford campus. Panelists include Anne Gruenberg, the President of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and a member of the Hampton, Conn. Board of Education; Norwich Mayor Deb Hinchey; Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman; and former Wethersfield Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Rich Roberts.
West Hartford Town Manager Matt Hart will serve as moderator and lead a discussion about the importance of public involvement in local politics and how residents can take an active role in town governance.
Attendance is free. For more information visit hartford.edu/rell or call 860.768.4234.
The mission of The Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford is to provide a community and academic forum for the discussion of ethics in government, the importance of civil discourse in politics, and citizen involvement in public service and government. The Center also seeks to encourage students and others to pursue careers in public service and to assist in providing a clearinghouse for student public service internships.