Sustainable CT was created by towns, for towns as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Municipal leaders and residents from across the state, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and people from key agencies, non-profits and businesses partnered to develop the program during 2016 and 2017. The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University led and coordinated program development, with generous support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Hampshire Foundation, and Common Sense Fund.
During 2017, the Advisory Committee, listed below, guided program development and developed a long-term governance structure for Sustainable CT.
Ted Shafer, Chair
Town of Burlington
Laura Francis, Vice Chair
Town of Durham
South Central Regional Council of Governments
Partnership for Strong Communities
President and CEO
CT Green Bank
Stamford 2030, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, The Business Council of Fairfield County
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
CT Department of Labor
CT Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Eversource Energy
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Town of Seymour
Director of Culture
CT Department of Economic and Community Development
CT Main Street Center
Institute for Sustainable Energy, Eastern Connecticut State University
All of Connecticut’s 169 towns and cities participated in Sustainable CT’s development, represented directly by a municipal official, staff person, local volunteer, or by a regional entity representing member municipalities. Working groups met from February to June 2017 to develop the menu of actions, though our categories and framing continue to evolve. We are grateful for the more than 180 dedicated members of the nine working groups.
Working group members are available in PDF format and are available for download.
|Working Group Members|
|– Clean and diverse transportation systems and choices.|
|– Efficient physical infrastructure and operations.|
|– Strategic and inclusive public services.|
|– Dynamic and resilient planning.|
|– Well-stewarded land and natural resources.|
|– Thriving local economies with benefits for all.|
|– Healthy, efficient, diverse and affordable housing.|
– Vibrant and creative cultural ecosystems.
|– Inclusive and equitable community impacts.|
CCM Task Force on Sustainability
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Task Force on Sustainability created the vision for Sustainable CT in early 2016.
|Betsy Paterson, Chair||Former Mayor||Mansfield|
|Ed Boman||Assistant Director of Public Works||Fairfield|
|Sara Bronin||Chair, Planning and Zoning||Hartford|
|Laura Francis||First Selectwoman||Durham|
|Matthew Hart||Town Manager||Mansfield|
|Jim Hayden||First Selectman||East Granby|
|Thomas Madden||Director of Econ Development||Stamford|
|Kurt Miller||First Selectman||Seymour|
|Nacy Nickerson||Town Council Chair||Farmington|
|Steve Nocera||Director of Project Excellence||Danbury|
|Lisa Pellegrini||First Selectwoman||Somers|
|Ted Shafer||First Selectman||Burlington|
|Don Stein||First Selectman||Barkhamsted|