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town gown logoThe Town & Gown Coalition was revived in November 2006, after an open forum was held.  During that forum, about 150 Belvedere neighborhood residents voiced many concerns related to off-campus party activity.  The Coalition works collaboratively with the Belvedere community to address concerns from all facets of the community.

Concerns included:

  • Excessive noise/Disturbing the peace
  • Destruction of property
  • Extensive parking problems/Cars blocking the street
  • Trash all over yards and in the street
  • Public urination and general disrespect
  • Binge drinking
  • The overall impact on the quality of life and property values

The purpose and intent of the Town & Gown Coalition will help the community:

  • Clearly identify salient issues from a variety of perspectives
  • Learn relevant information/data pertaining to and affecting neighborhood concerns
  • Identify and implement potential solutions and initiatives
  • Identify and overcome potential obstacles
  • Locate valuable resources in the community/state

The Coalition meets four times per academic year.

Members

Christopher Dukes Co-Chair and CCSU Student Conduct, Director
Zeena Tawfik Co-Chair and Mayor’s Outreach Coordinator
Laura Tordenti CCSU Vice President of Student Affairs
Gregory Sneed CCSU Police Chief
Erin Stewart New Britain Mayor
James Wardwell New Britain Police Chief
Jean Alicandro CCSU Residence Life, Director
Kenneth Cook Elmer's Restaurant Owner
Mike Cummiskey  New Britain Police Department
Mary Eddy Belvedere Neighbor
Jerry Erwin CCSU Police
Gloria Hampl Belvedere Neighbor
Shannon Jackson CCSU Student Wellness Services, Interim Director
Anna Suski-Lenczewski CCSU Human Resources, Director, Belvedere Neighbor
Kendall Lumpkin Natural Helpers President & CCSU Student
Jonathan Pohl CCSU Office of Wellness Education, Coordinator
Aimee Pozorski Belvedere Neighbor/Faculty, CCSU
Nancy Tully Belvedere Neighbor/Faculty, CCSU
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