A ‘Government Fair’ at Crosby High School hosted by Representative Noujaim today attracted about 200 people from the Greater Waterbury area who met with representatives of about 20 state and municipal agencies and non-profit groups who provided information on subjects ranging from energy conservation to health care.
Participating in the event were representatives from the state departments of transportation, labor, economic and community development, banking, social services, veterans affairs, consumer protection, and children and families; the Connecticut Housing Authority, Connecticut Innovations, and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; the University of Connecticut, Naugatuck Valley Community College; the Western Connecticut Agency on Aging, and the Connecticut Light & Power Co.
“I had the opportunity to meet with many of my constituents from the East End of Waterbury as well as people from several communities in the Greater Waterbury area,” Representative Noujaim said. “I spoke with veterans seeking information about services available from the state Department of Veterans Affairs to high school students seeking financial assistance for their college educations.”
“The event was designed to bring government agencies closer to the citizens they serve. It was free of charge, well-publicized and attracted about 200 people from throughout the Greater Waterbury area – even though the weather was less than perfect,” Representative Noujaim said.
“I was very pleased with the positive responses I received from people who visited the fair and benefited from the help they received from the exhibitors. It was the first event of its kind in the Greater Waterbury area and I look forward to organizing more of them in the years to come,” Representative Noujaim said.