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News, announcements and updates from the City of Hartford

Hartford updates and events for the week of September 17, 2018

Below is a listing of City related news, announcements and department updates.  Also included are upcoming special events and community information brought to you by the City of Hartford, Office of Community Engagement.
Welcome to City Hall
Each month we will profile two staff members. For the week of  September 10th & 17th, we are profiling Jeanine Fair, Human Resources Administration.
Charisse SnipesName: Jeanine C Fair
Position: Human Resources Administration
Hometown:Hartford, CT
College/degree: Charter Oak State College/Organizational Leadership (in progress)

Mission for Department: Increase the overall value of the City by recruiting and developing individuals through the use of HR services.

What Made You Come To Hartford:  I was born and raised in the City of Hartford and was given an internship opportunity while attending high school and college, through the City’s Student Intern program.  I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a difference in my community.  My internship afforded me the opportunity to explore my career options and led me to my current leadership role in the Department of Human Resources.  As a current Hartford resident and employee, I am in the position to lead by example and encourage my neighbors to seek employment with the City we call home..

What Do You Most Look Forward To About Working In Hartford:  I look forward to working on creating opportunities to develop existing employees and creating partnerships with local schools and organizations to recruit quality potential employees.
Rentry Welcome Center Now Open

The Reentry Welcome Center is now open at Hartford City Hall.  It is located on the ground floor with direct access from Prospect Street.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This Center will offer services and supports to individuals who have recently been released from incarceration and completed their sentences and are not on any form of supervision.  There are over 40 community partners providing services around basic needs, housing, medical/behavioral health, substance abuse, employment and so much more. 

For more information, please contact Anthony Carter, Supervising Case Manager, for Community Partners in Action at (860) 263-8476.

Hartford Police Department - September Public Comstat
Thursday, September 27, 2018
253 High St. 

The Hartford Police Department will be holding another public Comstat meeting. Our meeting will take place in the Hartford Police Department Comstat room at 5:30 pm. We feel strongly about sharing our information with our community. We are opening our doors for you to see what current crime trends our city is experiencing, along with our predictive and preventative efforts. Our Comstat program is a dynamic and informative presentation and discussion. Your ideas, questions and energy are welcomed. Community conversations are encouraged.

We are always seeking public input. Please take this opportunity to assist us in our efforts to better serve and protect our city. Please consider attending.

There is plenty of parking in the vicinity. Officers will be on sight to assist and escort you inside HPD

Mayor's Office - October Town Hall
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Hartford Public Libaray 
500 Main St.

 City of Hartford

The City of Hartford is seeking submissions for Volunteer and Youth Volunteer of the Month for August 2018.  Volunteer work must be performed within the City of Hartford, but individual is not required to live within the City.

Please click the nomination link below to learn more and to nominate someone who makes a difference in our community each day.

Click Here to Nominate someone for Volunteer of the Month
Good News!
ICYMI: Hartford Launches Welcome Center To Aid People Returning From Prison

The heavy door at the back of Hartford’s city hall has been locked shut the last few years, the offices inside dark and vacant.

But it was propped wide open on Wednesday, preparing to beckon in dozens of people who traverse the city streets with no clear direction. Hartford leaders launched a welcome center — the first of its kind in the region — for those who are freshly released from prison.

The cluster of empty offices was converted to a hub, complete with private meeting spaces, comfy seats and computer stations, that will provide resources for formerly incarcerated people who are not on parole or probation. The state Department of Correction has coordinated a new drop-off point near city hall to ensure returning citizens have direct and immediate access.

Click Here for the Complete Hartford Courant Article

ICYMI: Construction Of Long-Sought Grocery Store Near Downtown Hartford Could Start In A Year
Grocery store
Construction of a full-service grocery store in Hartford — a project that has long proven elusive — could get underway in a year, part of a $23 million development that would serve both the downtown and the city’s northern neighborhoods.

The State Bond Commission will vote next week on whether to devote $8.5 million for the project. The push for a grocery store is being led by the Hartford Community Loan Fund, a private, not-for-profit that focuses on neighborhood revitalization, and the city of Hartford.
Click Here for the Complete Hartford Courant Article
ICYMI: Hartford Hospital bows $5M inpatient rehab unit
Hartford Hospital recently opened a new 26-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit in its main building on Seymour Street.

The 21,000-square-foot unit represents an approximately $5 million investment, according to Hartford HealthCare, which said the space was formerly a medical-surgical area.

The facility will provide specialized physical, occupational and speech therapy to patients with multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputation and other conditions, the health system said.

Click Here for the Complete Hartford Business Journal Article

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City Council Meetings
City Council Meeting 
The next Council meeting will be held on Monday, September 24th at 7 PM.

All meetings are held in Council Chambers in Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, 2nd Floor.

Click Here for a Complete List of Meetings Dates & Agendas
Board of Education Meetings
Regular Meetings 
September 18 - S.A.N.D School
October 16 - S.A.N.D School
Novemebr 20 - SMSA
December 18 - SMSA

Workshop/Special Meetings 
October 2 - Parkville
Novemebr 7 - Betances
December 4 - Betances

All workshops are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm., and regular meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Workshops will not be held in July and August.  *Meeting dates/locations subject to change.

Click Here for a Complete List of Meetings Dates & Agendas
Community/Public Meetings
Monday, 9/17

Parker Memorial
2621 Main St
Start Time: 5:30pm

Tuesday, 9/18
Frog Hollow
227 Lawrence St
Start Time: 5:30pm

Faith Based Initiative
St. Monica's Episcopal
3575 Main St
Start Time: 6:00pm
Wednesday, 9/19

South Downtown
South Chruch
277 Main St
(Enter on John St)
Start Time: 6:00pm

Wednesday, 9/19
Hartford 2000 
Community Space
79 Van Block Ave
Start Time: 5:45pm

St. Augustine's 
10 Campfield Ave
Start Tome: 6:00pm

Employment Opportunities
City of Hartford Job Opportunities
The City of Hartford is currently hiring for the following positions:
  • Families, Children, Youth & Recreation - Assistant Community Recreation Counselor (Seasonal)
  • Families, Children, Youth & Recreation - Life Guard (Seasonal)
  • Development Services - Principal Planner
  • Families, Children, Youth & Recreation - Recreation Assistant (Seasonal)
  • Families, Children, Youth & Recreation - Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics (Seasonal)
Click here to learn more and apply
Hartford Public Library
Community Technology Coordinator - Hartford Public Library is looking for an exceptional person to join our team of transformational leaders as this position will be responsible for the programming and operational delivery of the digital inclusion project – Crossroads to Connectivity.

This position is a three-year grant funded position and has a yearly salary of up to $49,373.00, depending experience.

Click here to learn more and apply
Downtown Events Advisory
Tuesday, September 18

Dunkin Donuts Park
Movie in The Park
Black Panther
8:00 pm

Hartford Stage
Make Believe
7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 19

Hartford Stage
Make Believe
7:30 pm

XL Center
Elton John
8:00 pm

Thursday, September 20

Hartford Stage
Make Believe
7:30 pm

Friday, September 21

Hartford Stage
Make Believe
7:30 pm
Saturday, September 22

Riverfront Recapture
Great Inflatable Race
9am - 12pm

Bushnell Park
Peace, Love & Music
10am - 1pm

Xfinity Theater (Meadows)
Farm Aid
1:00 pm

Hartford Stage
Make Believe
8:00 pm

Sunday, September 23

Bushnell Park
India Fair and Walkathon
10am - 6pm

Hartford Stage
Make Believe
2pm/7:30 pm

Infinity Hall
LeAnn Rimes
7:30 pm
Community Events/Opportunities

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