Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

September 21, 2021

Sen. Hartley and Rep. Reyes Holding Community Conversation with Waterbury Residents

State Senator Joan Hartley and State Representative Geraldo Reyes Jr., members of the Waterbury legislative delegation, will be holding a community conversation with residents this Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at 142 Bank Street in Waterbury. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Attendees will hear a recap on the 2021 legislative session. Also, people participating in the event will have the chance to ask questions regarding state and local topics of concern to them.

“Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Commerce Committee and the Connecticut General Assembly had an incredibly productive legislation session. Together, we approved legislation that will assist manufacturers and small businesses, support first responders, and provide funding to improve the Waterbury Branch Line,” said Sen. Hartley. “I look forward to talking with constituents and answering their questions on issues important to their families.”

Sen. Hartley serves as co-chair of both the Commerce Committee and Manufacturing Caucus, along with sitting on the Appropriations Committee as vice-chair.

Rep. Reyes said, “Over the past year-and-a-half our community has relied on communication with leaders like Sen. Hartley and myself, to advocate for their needs in the General Assembly. As we continue to navigate through the ongoing pandemic and it’s variant challenges, I look forward to offering a space for families to voice concerns, ask questions and express their needs.”

Rep. Reyes is a member of several committees including appropriations, transportation, and environment. Also, he serves as chair of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus.

Constituents with questions regarding the community conversation can email and