Transition Brings New Havens Together (Elm City Communities)

Date Published: 
November 14th, 2019

From the New Haven Independent:

Mayor-Elect Justin Elicker Friday tapped a diverse crew of grassroots activists — including a working families legislative leader, an immigrant rights champion, and a school parents organizer — to guide his transition and chart a policy course for the next two years.

Elicker introduced the co-chairs and two dozen other members of his newly formed transition team, at a press conference held at his campaign headquarters at 161 Whalley Ave.


Indeed, the team (listed in full at the bottom of this article) includes New Haveners from all walks of life. The group includes not just longtime Elicker supporters but a cross-section of criminal justice reform advocates, immigration rights activists, financial experts and neighborhood boosters and religious leaders from Downtown to Newhallville to Westville to the Hill.

The team includes Financial Review and Audit Commission Chair Mohit Agrawal, a Yale PhD student and deputy policy director for Gov. Ned Lamont who has been an outspoken critic of the city’s structural deficit.

It also has Westville Alder Darryl Brackeen, Jr. and Board of Alders Majority Leader and Amity Alder Richard Furlow. Brackeen supported Elicker’s campaign from the start. Furlow, along with a majority of the local legislature and all of aldermanic leadership, backed Harp’s reelection bid during the Democratic primary.

There’s also Karen DuBois-Walton, the executive director of the city’s housing authority, Elm City Communities, along with Will Ginsberg, the president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Read the New Haven Indpendent's article "Transition Brings New Havens Together," featuring Elm City Communities.

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