Herron Keyon Gaston

State Senator

Herron Keyon Gaston

Deputy Majority Leader

Empowering Communities, Driving Change

April 6, 2023

Stratford Delegation Welcomes Over $2.4 Million in State Bonding

Today, the Stratford Delegation, consisting of state Senator Herron Keyon Gaston (D-Bridgeport / Stratford) and Representative Joseph Gresko (D-Stratford), is welcoming over $2.4 million to Stratford, recently approved by the State Bond Commission. The funding will help improve the South End Community Center in Stratford.

“The South End Community Center harbors some of the most eclectic and diverse community members with a sustainable suite of programs that work to make our residents successful,” said Sen. Gaston. “The improvements being made will enhance the occupancy and allow for the success of even more young students, providing for a bigger gesture to help those with food insecurity, and provide a safe haven for our seniors and most vulnerable residents. As a major champion for this project, I am thankful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for approving this much needed funding that will make our community center a secure outlet for our community.”

“Many thanks to the State Bond Commission for recognizing Stratford’s South End Community Center as a vital service provider in the community,” said Rep. Gresko. “Upgrades made to the facility as a result of this funding will expand programs and services for residents.”

“This community center in Stratford provides many services that benefit the town’s residents, and that is why I am glad the state could partner with the town on this project and make it happen,” Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission, said.

Under the Bonding Agenda: The South End Community Center is being allocated $2,446,463 for interior and exterior renovations. The improvements will result in expanded after school program capacity, additional office space, expansion of community food pantry, expanded capacity for daycare enrollment, and increase the accessibility of space for seniors.