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Thursday: Mayor Segarra Volunteers Serving Thanksgiving Meals at The Open Hearth

(November 27, 2013) Tomorrow, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will celebrate Thanksgiving by volunteering at The Open Hearth in the City’s Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood, preparing and serving food from 11:30am to 2pm.

Founded in 1884, The Open Hearth provides a transitional shelter for homeless men in the Greater Hartford region. The organization focuses on meeting residents' spiritual, educational, and recreational needs in a recovery- and work-oriented environment.

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Volunteer at The Open Hearth
WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 11:30am-2:00pm
WHERE: Open Hearth, 150 Charter Oak Avenue

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For Immediate Release: November 27, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Mayor Segarra Announces Selection of Director of Human Resources and Deputy Chief of Staff

(November 26, 2013) Today, Mayor Segarra announced two staffing appointments: Henry Burgos as Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations and Kennard Ray as Deputy Chief of Staff. They begin work with the City on December 2.

Mr. Burgos, a Hartford native, joins the administration after serving as Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Capital Community College. Burgos also served 10 years as the Principal Human Resources Specialist for the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, overseeing labor relations for the agency’s 4,000 employees. Burgos holds a Masters in Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated cum laude from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.

“Henry is an extremely qualified professional and public servant,” commented Mayor Segarra. “As we continue to improve our processes and procedures citywide, I look forward to working with Henry and his staff to develop a new approach to human resources management that positions the City to recruit and retain a talented, diverse workforce. Throughout our search, we talked to staff and identified a need to transform and modernize the department. Henry brings the skills and perspective necessary to help us realize that goal. ” 

Mr. Ray, also a Hartford native, joins the Mayor’s Office after serving as the Political and Legislative Director for the Connecticut Working Families Party, where he lead regional organizing efforts in support of public education, voter outreach and minimum wage increase. Mr. Ray will work with the Mayor’s Chief of Staff as a liaison to City Council, community organizations and residents. He will lead project management, policy development, and day-to-day community relations through the Office of Constituent Services.

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For Immediate Release: November 26, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Tuesday: Mayor Segarra Visits Businesses in Downtown to Promote Small Business Saturday

(November 26, 2013) Tomorrow morning, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will be joined by Senator Richard Blumenthal, Regional Administrator Seth Goodall and Connecticut District Director Bernard Sweeney of the Small Business Administration to promote Small Business Saturday on November 30. They will visit businesses on Pratt Street including; Stackpole, Moore, Tryon, The Barber Shop, Vaugn’s and Hartford Prints!

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WHO: Mayor Segarra, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Seth Goodall, SBA, Bernard Sweeney, SBA
WHAT: Visit to Small Businesses in Downtown Hartford
WHEN: Tuesday, November 26 at 11:00am
WHERE: Tour begins at Stackpole, Moore, Tryon at 282 Trumbull Street and ends at Hartford Prints at 42 1/2 Pratt Street.

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For Immediate Release: November 25, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Today: Mayor Segarra Attends House of Bread Banquet

(November 20, 2013) Today at 11:30am, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will speak at the House of Bread’s Annual Hunger Banquet. Proceeds from the banquet benefit the organization’s soup kitchen.

WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: House of Bread’s Annual Hunger Banquet
WHEN: Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30am
WHERE: Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry, 285 Church St.

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For Immediate Release: November 20, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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