Recently Ann's Place was visited by Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty, Senator Mike McLachlan, Deputy Speaker of the House Robert Godfrey, Representative Joseph Taborsak and DEEP Communications Director Dennis Schain. The group toured our new facility and learned more about the services we provide to the cancer community. The incredible generosity and collaborative efforts of the construction trades industry and area donors in creating this special refuge for people living with cancer was highly visible. A special treat for the group was seeing the Phyllis Speidel Daffodil Garden, one section of the Marian & Hans Kretsch Meditation Gardens.
Bob with Dylan Cardona, Becca Mancini, and Youth Governor Rachel Roberts at the annual YMCA Youth and Government (YAG) Program at the State Capitol.
Bob took part in a groundbreaking for the Pilot Plan Replacement Building at the Boehringer Ingelheim campus.
Bob and the Canadian Ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer at the Canadian Embassy in DC on June 17, 2011.
Bob has been honored with a “Children’s Champion” award by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.
Bob receives the 2011 Probate Court Public Service Award surrounded by Judge Daniel Caruso, Judge Paul Knierim (Probate Court Administrator), and Judge Dianne Yamin.
John F. Prato (left) Consulate General of Canada and Rep. Godfrey (right) met with legislators and the public in observance of Canada Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
Rep. Godfrey, Chair of CSG, with Mike Thompson, Director of CSG Justice Center and Mike Lawlor, Undersecretary of Criminal Justice Policy and Planning OPM, at a Judiciary Committee Informational Forum.
Bob with Speaker Chris Donovan and Reps. Bartlett and Taborsak highlight the legislative accomplishments from the past session at the Danbury Library.
Bob and Rep. Lyddy receive the 2010 Children's Champion Award from the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance. Bob and Chris are joined by advocates from Western Connecticut.
Bob met with students from Western Connecticut State University who were being honored during the annual College Academic Day at the State Capitol. From L to R: David Strout, Tram Anh Fraguela, James Fraguela, Rep. Bob Godfrey. (April 14, 2010)
Bob welcomes students and teachers from South Street School in Danbury to the State Capitol. (March 16, 2010)
Bob welcomed Danbury residents Nancy Kear-Johnson and Andres Johnson inside the House chamber during the 2010 opening day ceremony of the General Assembly on February 3, 2010.
Bob spoke at a news conference at the Danbury Library on September 22, 2009, to highlight funding for the library that had been restored in the state budget.
Bob brings out landmark legislation providing for the redistricting of Connecticut probate courts. This bill will maximize taxpayer dollars and provide for a more professional and efficient probate system.
Bob and House Speaker Chris Donovan present the Ambassador of Taiwan, Kenneth Liao, with a citation commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Connecticut-Taiwan Sister State Partnership.
Bob is presented with the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance's 2009 Children's Champion Award. Bob continues to work tirelessly on behalf of children and was recognized for his efforts. He is joined by members of the Western Connecticut Chapter, Danbury Children's First, in the State Capitol.
Bob joins Congressman Chris Murphy at the Family and Children's Aid groundbreaking April 24, 2009 for it's new child guidance center. With a state investment of $1.5 million, and a federal investment of $260,000, the new building will expand services for at-risk children, and save state taxpayers money for many years to come.
Bob with Rep. Giegler, Mayor Boughton, and Lt. Governor Fedele taking a tour at the MannKind Corporation in Danbury.
Celebrating Danbury Day at the state Capitol on Wednesday, are (left to right) Rep. Bob Godfrey, Sen. David Cappiello, Eva Butera, Robert Noce, Michael "Tweezer" Seri, Rep. Jason Bartlett, John Esposito, Rep. Janice Giegler, and Rep. Joe Taborsak.
Bob welcoming the Boston Celtics to the State Capitol after their thrilling pursuit of the 2008 NBA Championship.
Bob with Ray Allen and the 2008 NBA Championship Trophy as the Boston Celtics visited Connecticut in September.
Bob presents an official proclamation to John Esposito for his tireless service to the City of Danbury as the longest serving member of the Common Council.
The Danbury Delegation is joined by Speaker of the House James A. Amann, House Majority Leader Chris Donovan, and fellow legislators during Danbury Day.
Deputy Speaker Bob Godfrey gives a warm welcoming to the members of the Danbury community during the Hat City's celebration.
Rep. Godfrey, Co-Chair of the Council of State Governments Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, leads a discussion on improving public policy development between regions.
Renown oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard lead a discussion about the importance of collabroative efforts in state government and education He is, of course, famous for the discoveries of the RMS Titanic, the battleship Bismarck, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, and John F. Kennedy’s PT-109. He is also the founder of the Jason Project, a hands-on, interactive science education program for elementary school children which includes television uplinks from the bottom of the seas.
Bob with Thersea Nicholson and Christopher McCluskey who received the 2007 CSG Innovations Award for their work with Connecticut's Supportive Housing Pilot Program.
Bob, Rep. David McCluskey, and members of the House applaud as they close another successful legislative session.
Bob with State Treasurer Denise Nappier, Rep. Janice Giegler, Rep. Hank Bielawa, Assistant Principal Timothy Salem and students from Danbury High School who gave a presentation on the crisis in Sudan.
On Wednesday, October 12, a student group from Danbury High School came up to Hartford for a Capitol Tour.
Bob introducing Dan Spellacy and Brenda Bee from the 2005 CT YMCA Youth and Government Program in the House Chamber.
Rep. Godfrey with Joellen Lawson, President of the Canary Committee, a grassroots organization comprised of teachers, parents and administrators who are advocating passage of Indoor Air Quality legislation. Bob is championing the bill this year.
Rep. Godfrey is standing with Rep. Melody Curry, Rep. Sandy Nafis, Sen. Tom Calopietro, Farmer Minor, Rep. Pat Widlitz and Daisy the Pig. Farmer Minor and Daisy are kicking off their "Pig Out on Reading" campaign to encourage reading among children.