Hartford Decide$

Good morning Hartford Decide$ Community!

We are in the early stages of turning all of your community input into wonderful potential projects for this Spring. To enhance this process and to make these ideas as inclusive as possible, we are looking for additional volunteers who are passionate about community change and empowerment in Hartford!

The more people we have involved on each action team sharing their passion, experiences, knowledge, and opinions, the more informed the project proposals will be for Hartford.

We are specifically looking for people interested in being involved with the Parks & Recreation, Education, Public Spaces, and Safety, Support, & Services action teams.

Here a few (but not all) projects that the five action teams are interested in exploring:
• Installing a playground at Brackett Park (Parks & Recreation)
• Literacy equipment for early education centers (Education)
• Installing Blue Light Phones (Safety, Services, & Support)
• Adding trees to public spaces (Arts, Beautification, & Culture)
• Creating Cultural Center (Public Spaces)
There are other ideas that are being discussed and currently teams are narrowing down their lists, but if you have another idea you are interested in and passionate about, come to a meeting and suggest it! We will be open to new ideas until Monday, February 20th. After that date, new ideas that are suggested will be rolled over into year 3 of Hartford Decide$.

So act now if you feel strongly about an issue in your neighborhood or that will benefit Hartford as a whole!

Here is a list of the next meetings for each action team:
Team Name Next Meeting Time Location Team Coordinator Phone Email
Parks & Recreation Mon Feb 13 6:00 PM Sheldon Oak Central, Inc. (54 South Prospect Street) Emily Wolfe 860-952-4807
ewolfe@sheldonoak.org

Safety, Services & Support Wed Feb 8 6:00 PM Hartford City Hall – Ground Floor Oscar Johnson 860-882-9320
HCH.S.O.Johnson@gmail.com

Arts, Beautification, & Culture Thurs Feb 9 5:30 PM Hartford Public Library – Study Room Mellaney Castro & Malcolm Freeman Jr. Mellaney: 860-841-4082/Malcolm 860-503-7872
mellaneycastro1@gmail.com/ mefreeman@albertus.edu

Public Spaces Fri Feb 10 6:30 PM West Indian Social Club (3340 Main St) Judith Williams 860-490-0017
judywcadance@yahoo.com

Education Sat Feb 11 5:30 PM Hartford City Hall – 3rd floor (Room 305) Logan Singerman & Langcaster Ballard Logan: 860-690-7196/ Langcaster: 202-852-0889
logan.t.singerman@gmail.com / kingbonez2006@gmail.com

You can always also check out our website and Facebook page for updated information:
http://www.hartforddecides.org/
https://www.facebook.com/HartfordDecides/