Jorge Cabrera

State Senator

Jorge Cabrera

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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March 24, 2022

Senators Maroney and Cabrera, Representative Welander Support Bonding Expected to Be Approved for Woodbridge

Today, state Senators James Maroney (D-Milford) and Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden), along with Representative Mary Welander (D-Orange), are supporting state bonding set to be allocated to Woodbridge, a town that Sen. Maroney, Sen. Cabrera, and Rep. Welander represent. State bonding is set to be approved to help facilitate a new community center for the residents of Woodbridge.

Woodbridge is expected to receive $2 million in funding that will be used to build the community center.

“With this funding, a lot can get done,” said Sen. Maroney. “Providing a safe community center that will offer a number of programs and activities for residents will become a second home to so many families. It will be a beautiful place that will offer a sense of community where people can meet for social, educational, or recreational activities. A place such as this will have an active role improving the health and wellbeing of people while helping create new friendships and bonds.”

“The backbone of any community is often up-to-date modern spaces for people to gather, create and learn. This is why I’m so pleased to see $2 million appropriated from the Bonding Commission for a community center,” said Sen. Cabrera. “The benefit of these funds will stretch far beyond just building a community center. For years to come, this will be a location where positive memories are made that will only strengthen our already strong town of Woodbridge.”

“I am pleased to share this victory with the Town of Woodbridge,” said Rep. Welander. “Our requested funds for the Community Center has been included on the bonding agenda for the Commissions meeting next week. The anticipated allocation will be a vital step in establishing a valuable resource for the entire community to utilize. I would like to thank my colleagues State Senators Maroney and Cabrera for their work on this request, State Senate and House Bonding Chairs Senator Marilyn Moore and Representative Dorinda Borer for their advocacy, President Pro Temp Senator Looney, and Governor Lamont for recognizing how this project will positively impact the Woodbridge community for generations to come.”

“Building a new community center in Woodbridge will provide a much-needed location for everyone who lives in the area, and I am glad that we can partner with the town on this project and make it become a reality,” said Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission.

Once approved, the funding will be used to turn a former firehouse in Woodbridge into a community center. The building has already had basic repairs done, but this funding will help with future renovations.

The bonding is expected to be approved on Thursday, March 31.