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Two New London officials tapped for Lamont transition

December 7, 2018

New London — Two members of the city administration, Human Services Director Jeanne Milstein and Parking Director Carey Redd, are joining policy committees on a transition team for Governor-elect Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz.

There are 15 transition policy committees, including health care, education, arts, tourism, agriculture and housing. They comprise state and community leaders — handpicked by the Lamont-Bysiewicz transition team — who have firsthand knowledge of Connecticut issues. They will be responsible for identifying those issues, as well as opportunities for job and economic growth, and will use their combined insights and experience to help shape policy for the next administration.

Milstein is joining the human services team, which will advise Lamont on critical state and local community and support programs. Redd is joining the transportation team, which will advise the governor-elect on new and existing transportation projects and potential opportunities for improving Connecticut’s transportation system.

“After working to improve New London’s parking situation, I am excited for the opportunity to advise the next administration on what works and what does not when it comes to transportation,” Redd said in a statement.

“We have seen tremendous growth in our transportation systems throughout the state, and I’m looking forward to what we will be presenting to Governor-Elect Lamont’s team as the next step,” he said.

“It’s time for a new Connecticut,” Milstein said in a statement. “We have an opportunity to create the Connecticut we all want to see. Together with the new administration, we will work towards building a state with a high quality of life and growing economy and workforce.”

“We have enjoyed tremendous growth in New London, with the opening of new businesses, the continued improvement of our downtown area, and the expansion of our hospitals and public services, it’s time for our city to take up the mantle of a leader in our state,” Mayor Michael Passero said in a statement. “The next administration recognized that we have some of the best and the brightest right here in New London, and I am looking forward to what our administrators will be presenting to the next governor.”

Transition policy committees will meet throughout the month of December and will present a briefing to Lamont and Bysiewicz.

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