On Friday, March 2, the Norwalk Community Coordinating Council hosted the State of the City address with several presentations providing updates on projects, programs and the health of the City. Deputy City Manager Kevin Gano shared the City's new approach to public safety, using resources, creating strong partnerships with schools, assistance agencies and other departments. Deputy City Manager Gary DiCorpo, who also served as the event's Master of Ceremonies, discussed infrastructure, including street repairs and future improvement plans. City Manager Jesus Gomez spoke about economic development opportunities throughout Norwalk, and the importance of collaboration with the community and other entities to ensure a stable and bright future for residents and businesses.
The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce reviewed services offered to the business community. Captain James Tatreau of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station provided a public safety update and shared information on the consequences of recent legislation.
The annual fundraising event helped the Coordinating Council to make contributions to local support organizations serving Norwalk children and families. This year's recipients include the Children’s Dental Clinic, which provides quality preventative and specialty treatment to children, as well as Helpline Youth Counseling, an agency that offers a variety of counseling, behavioral intervention and prevention services for youth and adults. The NCCC also will contribute proceeds to the Norwalk Food Pantry to help feed residents in need and Our Place Housing Solutions to assist individuals lacking adequate housing.