Congratulations in Hamden

May 18, 2023
This week, Hamden deserves to celebrate following recognition on both a national and local level!
Mayor Lauren Garrett announced yesterday that credit rating agency Fitch has improved Hamden’s ratings outlook from Stable to Positive. Fitch is an independent bond rating agency that evaluates our budgets, audits, performance, economic drivers, and long-term liabilities to rate our debt and ability to repay investors.
Fitch attributed this upgrade in rating to improvements toward a balanced budget and in the town's unrestricted reserve position.
Over the last few years, I was honored to have advocated for, and secure tens of millions of dollars in state grants and aid to help the Town stabilize finances. Most recently, we were able to secure:

 You can read the full release from Fitch by clicking the button below:

Fitch Raiting
I also want to offer a special congratulations to Elaine Dove, the Hamden DTC Vice-Chair, who is being honored on Sunday at the Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership brunch for her continued dedication and commitment to the community.
In Elaine’s professional career, she is a special education teacher and a clinical social worker. She worked for DCF, Aetna, and multiple school districts as a social worker and a teacher of the visually impaired. She has also worked nationally and internationally at military bases providing counseling to military personnel and their families. She currently provides social work services in critical incidents.
Thank you for your 30 years of service to the community, and again, congratulations.