MEDIA ADVISORY - DECEMBER and JANUARY EVENTS
We’re Listening, Connecticut!Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
To Host Public input Sessions
On State's Cultural and Tourism Industries
HARTFORD, Conn. (November 24, 2008) – The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT) will host five public input sessions as part of its information gathering process. Feedback received at these sessions will help shape the commission's new strategic plan for fiscal years 2010 through 2012.
"We encourage Connecticut's citizens to join us at these sessions and engage in an exciting conversation about what makes Connecticut great – our tourism attractions, the arts, our rich history, our historic preservation efforts and our expanding film industry – and what can we do to make it better. We want to hear their visions, dreams, concerns and ideas about how culture and tourism can best serve them, their communities and the state," said Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Executive Director Karen Senich.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to vist CCT’s website at www.cultureandtourism.org to read through its programs and services prior to their session.
The dates and locations of the five public input sessions are:
- December 8, 2008 (2 to 5 p.m.)
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Kinney Hall, Room K715
- December 15, 2008 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Norwalk Community College, East Campus, PepsiCo Theater
- January 8, 2009 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Manchester Community College
Arts, Science, and Technology Building, Room E202
- January 13, 2009 (2 to 5 pm)
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Building and Room TBD
- January 29, 2009 (6 to 9 pm)Norwich Free Academy, Building and Room TBD
Directions to each of the five locations are posted on CCT’s website at www.cultureandtourism.org
We’re Listening, Connecticut! sessions will be facilitated by AMS Planning and Research, a national management consulting practice located in Fairfield.
About the Connecticut Commission on Culture & TourismThe Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism brings together tourism, film, history and the arts. Its mission is to preserve and promote Connecticut’s cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the state. The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism's new offices, which include a gallery, are located at One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut. The Commission's arts gallery is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The space features changing exhibits that directly relate to the Commission’s programs across all four divisions. For more information, log on to www.cultureandtourism.org.
Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
860-256-2727 (Leigh Johnson)
Jenny Smith/Zack Monroe
860-293-0157 exts. 15/29