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1000 Friends Of Connecticut Inc

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Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development

Mission: A statewide organization whose mission is to promote and shape growth to ensure a prosperous economy, a healthy natural environment, and distinctive, integrated and attractive communities while promoting opportunities in education, housing, transportation and employment for current and future generations

Programs: The organization organized the third in a series of smart growth lectures, this one with decd commissioner catherine smith. The organization continued to staff a broad-spectrum coalition devoted to property tax reform. Members include representatives of business, public policy, municipal government, labor and education communities. The organization organized and coordinated monthly meetings, public outreach, media contact, meetings with the executive branch, and preparation of educational meterilas. The organization represented its supporters on various coalitions, including those related to transit oriented development, sustainable development, and smart growth on the northeast transportation corridor. The organization improved it's public education capacity through upgraded web site and other social networking media.

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