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YMCA Alliance Declares State Rep. Stafstrom A Legislative Champion

David Stevenson, president and CEO of Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, Carmen Colon, vice president of the Bridgeport Ys, Steve Stafstrom and John Cattelan, executive director of CT Alliance of YMCAs stand outside the Y’s Clinton Avenue site.
David Stevenson, president and CEO of Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, Carmen Colon, vice president of the Bridgeport Ys, Steve Stafstrom and John Cattelan, executive director of CT Alliance of YMCAs stand outside the Y’s Clinton Avenue site. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs has named state Rep. Steve Stafstrom, D-Bridgeport, as its legislative champion.

For four years Stafstrom served as vice chairman of the board of managers at the Alpha Community Services YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, one of the state’s largest providers of supportive housing. He was co-chairman of the organization’s Fund Development Committee and helped the branch reach its annual campaign goal.

“I am proud and humbled to have received this recognition from the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs,” Stafstrom said. “The Y has dedicated itself to lending a hand to those in need. By further supporting the YMCA and the work it does for the community, we can ensure it remains a powerful advocate for strengthening and enriching the lives of our children and families.”

Stafstrom was instrumental in recruiting volunteers from his law firm to establish a “Day of Caring,” which takes place annually.

“I am truly happy that state Rep. Stafstrom was chosen amongst the many nominees. Rep. Stafstrom is not only a caring public official who understands and fights for the needs of Bridgeport’s economically disadvantaged citizens, but is also an effective legislator, communicating regularly with his constituents, and negotiating with fellow legislators to ensure that essential needs are met, even in these difficult economic times,” said Carmen Colon, vice president of the Bridgeport Ys.

Stafstrom received the award Nov. 27 at the Alpha Community Services YMCA in Bridgeport.

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