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The Mission of the CT Economic Recovery Working Group is to bring together the available expertise from Federal, State, Tribal and the private sector with communities, in order to sustain employment, re-build individual businesses, and protect the economic well-being of the area through resiliency to man-made or natural disasters and events.

  • Co-Chair Stan Sorkin, Connecticut Food Association
  • Co-Chair Peter Lent, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Co-Chair Paul Ryan, InfraGard CT
  • Michael Lettieri, Director, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Corey Nygaard, FEMA
  • Jennifer Atkins, InfraGard CT
  • Bernie Sweeney, Small Business Administration
  • Steven Monroe, Marsh
  • Joshua Barnes, EDA
  • Joe Ercolano, UCONN
  • Ed Goldberg, Northeast Utilities, ACP
  • Tim Phelan, Retail Merchants
  • Bonnie Stewart, CBIA
  • John O’Toole, Northeast Utilities
  • Warren Ruppar, Independent Insurance Agents of Connecticut
  • Ed Sarabia, Tribal
  • Marty Connor, Region 5 Emergency Services
  • Bruce Adams, Department of Banking
  • Laurie Ann Scotti, Lincoln Financial

  • Encourage and facilitate community and economic development strategic planning, zoning by-laws, building codes (disaster resistant), master plan development, and workforce development (including those with disabilities) during disaster recovery. Identify statutory, regulatory and policy issues that contribute to gaps, inconsistencies and unmet needs in economic recovery.

  • Develop an inter-agency action plan template. Facilitate the integration of Federal State efforts and resources with private investment and business growth.

  • Sustain pre-disaster engagement activities with local leadership, decision makers and private sector stakeholders. Work closely during disaster recovery to provide economic development technical assistance and data while enhancing the relationships developed during pre-disaster planning.

    Incorporate mitigation measures into recovery development to make the subject community stronger and resilient to future risk.

  • Seek innovative solutions to address preparedness, mitigation and resilience issues before a disaster strikes including comprehensive land use policy.

  • Work with local, State, Federal and Tribal officials to implement incentive programs targeting business and individual pre-disaster mitigation and preparedness activities.

  • Identify additional financial and technical resources to assist in recovery efforts.

  • Coordinate messaging across long term recovery working groups

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