Arconti Appointed To Regional Committee

July 13, 2015

State Representative David Arconti (D-Danbury), vice chair of the legislature’s Environment Committee, has been appointed by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey to serve on The Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference’s Energy and Environment Committee through 2016.

“As a member of the CSG/ERC Energy & Environment Committee, I look forward to working with my regional colleagues on key policy initiatives focused on safeguarding the environment and promoting a sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure for Connecticut, as well as for the citizens in my district,” Rep. Arconti said. “Committee membership provides a unique networking opportunity for me to share ideas and insights with my counterparts from throughout the Northeast region and bring best practices and resources to my constituents.”

CSG/ERC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in New York City since 1937, serving legislative, executive and judicial branch officials in 11 Northeastern states, as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the eastern Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Québec.

Its mission is to promote successful state policy innovations, forge multi-jurisdictional problem solving, advocate for regional interests at the federal level, offer leadership training and technical assistance and forecast policy trends that affect the Northeast.

CSG/ERC’s policy staff supports the three branches of state government through nine areas of special concern to the region. These include agriculture, criminal justice, economic development, education, energy and environment, fiscal affairs, health care, transportation and US-Canada relations.

“As many states continue to struggle with budget shortfalls, it is crucial that we receive and share information to promote our regional priorities at the federal level,” Rep. Arconti said.