Working with key legislators, COST helped to form the Connecticut Small Town Coalition (CSTC) in 2000. The CSTC is a bipartisan, bicameral organization of state legislators whose districts contain small towns.
The primary purpose of the Coalition is to help legislators work more effectively to ensure that small suburban and rural towns are treated fairly in the budget making, legislative and regulatory processes. The Coalition provides a forum for the discussion of policies impacting small communities and strengthens the voice of small towns in the Connecticut General Assembly.
All legislators whose districts contain small towns (or parts of small towns) should be encouraged to become active members of the Connecticut Small Town Coalition.
Note to town leaders: In order to expedite this process, please fax/mail the Connecticut Small Town Coalition sign-up form (Adobe Acrobat Format) to your legislators ASAP. Ask them to complete the form and return it to COST (fax or mail). If they have any questions about the Coalition, advise them to contact COST at the number below.
Please ask your Representative and Senator to become CSTC members now. Their active involvement is needed to ensure that the needs and concerns of small towns are heard and heeded at the State Capital.
These are the current members of the Connecticut Small Town Coalition:
Elizabeth (Betsy) Gara, Executive Director
CT Council of Small Towns
1245 Farmington Avenue, 101
West Hartford, CT 06107