Liberty Bank to Host Economic Development Symposium in Hartford


by Liberty Bank | Nov 20, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, CT — Liberty Bank is hosting an Economic Development Symposium at the Lyceum (227 Lawrence Street) in Hartford on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The event – Building Resilient Communities: Leveraging Anchor Institutions – will focus on partnerships that create strategies to strengthen communities, grow the local economy, create quality affordable housing, and improve public health outcomes.

Keynote Speaker, David Erickson, Senior Vice President, Head of Outreach and Education at the New York Fed, has a long history of fostering and elevating community issues. He focuses on facilitating solutions that best serve the community and drive long-term change. During his remarks, attendees will learn how partnerships with anchor institutions provide an avenue for achieving community development goals and are vital to the sustainability of our economy.

“Liberty Bank values the power of partnerships and, with our partners, we’ve seen firsthand what working together can achieve,” stated Glenn Davis, Vice President, Community Development/CRA Officer. “We are honored to host this event and highlight the remarkable work that is happening throughout Connecticut to make sure our neighbors have the opportunity to succeed.”

In addition, guests will hear from Seila Mosquera-Bruno, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Housing about her views on the benefits of affordable housing partnerships and its direct correlation to the growth of our state. The event will conclude with a panel discussion featuring the following experts from anchor institutions: Melissa Kaplan-Macey VP, CT Regional Plan Association; Melvyn Colon, Executive Director, Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance; Ben Wade, Senior VP of Strategy & Marketing, Stamford Health; and Victoria Veltri Executive Director, Office of Healthcare Strategy. Lisa Tepper Bates, Senior Coordinator for Housing and Transit-Oriented Development, will act as moderator.

There is no charge to attend Liberty Bank’s Economic Symposium. Those who are interested in attending may register here online. Pam Days-Luketich, Liberty Bank Community Development Officer, at 860-704-2489 or pdays-luketich@liberty-bank.com, may be contacted with event questions. Media inquiries should be directed to Amy Helbling Crafa at ahelblingcrafa@liberty-bank.com or 860-344-7213.

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with over $5.8 billion in assets and 60 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, western and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant for eight consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement. 

View the Keynote Presentation by David Erickson: "What Happens in Neighborhoods" What We Can Do About It"

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