January 14th's Rising Star Breakfast (7:30-9am at Downtown Hartford Marriott) will feature an update from Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra who will give us a State of the City. We’ve got 10 tickets to give away! Leave a comment on this blog post by 4pm on January 10th for a chance to attend free of charge! (Winners will be notified via email on the 10th, preference will be given to those who have not won a RSB ticket in the last 6 months.)
Every January, Mayor Segarra gives a State of the City at the Rising Star Breakfast. With all of the cool things happening in Hartford right now, you won't want to miss it.
While we don't know what Mayor Segarra will talk about, we can expect that he might update us on housing developments downtown, tell us what's happening with The iQuilt Plan and will let us know what else we might be able to expect in the next couple of years.
Mayor Segarra is our 66th Mayor. Having called Hartford his home since the age of 16, Mayor Segarra is dedicated to creating a 21st Century renaissance city. He has committed over $10 million to restoring the Capital City Parks System. He secured $10 million in funding for the Intermodal Triangle Project – a sustainable transportation construction project to improve transit, pedestrian and biking infrastructure in Downtown Hartford bringing an estimated 275 jobs and generating $2 million dollars of new economic activity. Mayor Segarra is leading efforts to have Colt Gateway designated a National Park, which could bring 1,000 new jobs and inject $150 million back into the local economy. Other notable achievements include; facilitating the UCONN West Hartford Campus relocation to Downtown Harford, driving the implementation of Rapid Transit, a $600 million federal and state transportation project and securing a $1million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to establish an Innovation Hub for Hartford entrepreneurs- one of 3 cities selected in the country. You can read the rest of Mayor Segarra's bio on the City of Hartford website.