May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 15, 2023

For the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.

If you or someone you know is mentally struggling, please know that you are not alone and no-cost help is available by phone, when and if it's needed. 

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Be Bear Aware

May 4, 2023

Be Bear Aware: Please join State Representative Tammy Exum and me, along with the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for this important community conversation at the Avon Free Public Library. 

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Rep. Kavros DeGraw Appointed as House Chair of the Planning and Development Committee

December 8, 2022

Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford, Manchester) today announced the appointments of Rep. Jeff Currey (D-East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor) as House Chair of the Education Committee, Rep. Eleni Kavros DeGraw (D-Avon, Canton) as House Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, Rep. Stephen Meskers (D-Greenwich) as House Chair of the Commerce Committee, Rep. Lucy Dathan (Norwalk, New Canaan) as House Chair of the Regulation Review Committee and Rep. Mary Welander (D-Orange, Woodbridge, Derby) as House Chair of the Internship Committee.

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