NEW BRITAIN – CMHA hosted a Legislative Appreciation Reception to honor outgoing Connecticut legislators Rep. William Petit, Rep. Catherine Abercrombie and Rep. Whit Betts.
Agency staff, board members and supporters gathered together on Sept. 15 at CMHA’s headquarters in downtown New Britain to thank the three representatives for their longstanding commitment and advocacy for nonprofit service providers.
Guests enjoyed conversation and refreshments provided by MofonGo Restaurant, The Assembly Room and Angelo’s Market, all in New Britain.
Petit, Jr. is in his second-term as state representative for the 22nd General Assembly District, which represents the towns of Plainville and New Britain. For the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions, Petit was appointed by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides to serve as the Ranking Member for the Public Health Committee. In addition, he will also serve as a member of the Appropriations and Energy & Technology Committees.
Abercrombie is in her eighth term as state representative in the Connecticut General Assembly for the 83rd House District of Meriden, Berlin and Kensington. Abercrombie is currently the House chair of the Human Services Committee, a member of the Appropriations Committee and subcommittee chair of the Appropriations Committee’s Human Services subcommittee.
Betts represents the 78th House District, covering Bristol, Plymouth and Terryville. Betts was appointed by House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora to serve as House Republican Senior Whip for the 2021 and 2023 legislative sessions. He will continue to serve on the Appropriations, Public Health and Environment Committees.