Two New Lon­don of­fi­cials tapped for La­mont tran­si­tion team.

Mil­stein join­ing hu­man ser­vices team; Redd to trans­porta­tion

The Day - - REGION - By GREG SMITH Day Staff Writer [email protected]­day.com

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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