We are pleased to announce that Governor Dannel P. Malloy will be the Keynote Speaker at our Annual Conference on September 26.
We cordially invite you to join us in recognizing Governor Malloy and expressing our joint appreciation to him for his steadfast support of increasing access to affordable housing and ending homelessness across Connecticut.
Dannel P. Malloy is serving the people of Connecticut for a second term as Governor. Since 2011, his administration’s top agenda items have included creating jobs, improving public education, stabilizing the state’s finances, making long-overdue investments in the state’s transportation infrastructure, and protecting the environment.
Governor Malloy has continually recognized that affordable housing is a key component of getting Connecticut moving again – one that helps individuals and families find stability and employment, and creates communities with a strong workforce that will attract employers. Under his authority, Connecticut has made the largest investments in decades, committing over half a billion dollars towards affordable and supportive housing initiatives. The Governor has also focused efforts on ending chronic homelessness among U.S. veterans, implementing programs that are aimed at ensuring veterans have access to decent housing, quality health care, education, and career opportunities.
Under Governor Malloy’s leadership, the state has ushered in a series of policies aimed at addressing income inequality. Connecticut became the first state in the nation to pass a minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour and the first to pass legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for workers. After years of trying to pass an Earned Income Tax Credit, Governor Malloy signed a bill that provides a tax break for working families.
Governor Malloy is the youngest of eight children. He was born and raised in Stamford, where he served as the city’s longest-serving mayor from 1995 to 2009.
He has received honorary degrees from several higher education institutions, including the University of New Haven, the University of Saint Joseph, the University of Bridgeport, and Nichols College.