For Immediate Release:
October 1, 2012
(Hartford) – At Hartford City Hall today, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman John B. Larson, and Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced a $1 million grant for the Hartford Innovation Hub, awarded through the United States Economic Development Administration’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge. The SC2 Challenge was created to assist cities with leveraging innovative ideas and approaches to create actionable economic development proposals and plans, fostering long-term economic development, job creation, and community prosperity. Established through an executive order from President Barack Obama, the SC2 Challenge was awarded to only three cities nationwide, including Hartford.
WASHINGTON (September 14, 2012) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership has named Mayor Pedro Segarra, of Hartford, Connecticut along with three other mayors of major U.S. cities to serve in fellowships for the Center through 2013. Segarra’s local team will join those led by the mayors of Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky and Tacoma, Washington. The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide city leaders with the insights, peer-to-peer learning, and analysis needed to successfully build and sustain their cities.
(September 13, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement after the announcement that University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun is retiring: “While we knew this announcement would someday come, it is still somewhat surreal...
(September 13, 2012) – Over the next two days, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will be participating in the Mayors’ Institute for City Design (MICD) in Charleston, South Carolina. MICD is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United States Conference of Mayors. Hartford has participated in MICD several times in the last 20 years; most recently in 2002.