The Waterbury Regional Chamber announced that reservations are necessary by Friday, October 18 for the Chamber's hosting of the Waterbury mayoral debate and luncheon on Wednesday, October 23 from 12:00
to 2:00 PM at the Coco-Key Water Resort, Hotel & Convention Center at 3580
East Main Street in Waterbury. Incumbent Mayor Neil O’Leary (D) will debate
with Republican candidate, Jason Van Stone, and Independent candidate, Alderman
Lawrence V. “Larry” De Pillo for the elected position of the Mayor of the City
The Public Policy Committee of the Waterbury Regional Chamber is coordinating the October 23 debate and luncheon being sponsored by Post University in Waterbury and the “Republican-American” newspaper, and moderated by Jonathan F. Kellogg, executive editor of the “Republican American”. The Committee serves as the leading advocate for businesses throughout the 14 towns encompassing the Greater Waterbury Region. Responsibilities of the Committee include review of legislation at both the state and local levels to educate and alert members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber on issues affecting the business community.
Donald McPartland, Of Counsel with the law firm of Secor Cassidy & McPartland, PC in Waterbury, and chair of the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, explained that, “This Committee also prepares our Chamber’s legislative and municipal agendas. Week to week, we act as a liaison between our members and our Chamber’s Hartford-based lobbyist, Armando Paolino of Paolino Public Affairs Consulting, Inc. of Middlebury.
McPartland commented, “We are hosting this mayoral debate three weeks before the November 5 municipal election date to provide our Chamber members, and the Waterbury community at large, an opportunity to hear what each of the candidates propose for the future of the City of Waterbury. It is an unparalleled opportunity to interact with these candidates in a business arena that will be highly-impacted by the results of the mayoral race of 2013.”
The Waterbury Regional Chamber (www.waterburychamber.com) represents over 1,100 businesses in the Greater Waterbury region including Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oakville, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury. It is one of the largest Chambers in the State of Connecticut.
Costs for the October 23 City of Waterbury 2013 Mayoral Debate & Luncheon Costs are $35 for Waterbury Regional Chamber members and $50 for non-members. Reservations are required by Friday, October 18 by contacting the Waterbury Regional Chamber at 203-757-0701 or visiting www.WaterburyChamber.com.