Conference Room 5
It Takes a Village to Raise a Library!
Presenters: Kate Byroade, Cragin Memorial Library; Miriam Byroade, Manchester Public Library Board; Tim Coon, City Manager of Meriden; Doug McDonough, Manchester Public Library; Jay Moran, Mayor of Manchester; Stephen Ristau, Vote YES Library Community Campaign; Kevin Scarpati, Mayor of Meriden; Dennis Schain, Manchester Board of Directors; Olivia Scully, Bibliomation; Becky Starr, Meriden Public Library; Steve Stephanou, Town Manager of Manchester; Thomas J. Welsh, Esq., City of Meriden
A unique opportunity to hear from elected officials, municipal managers, library directors and community members who worked together to realize major building projects—a $13M renovation and expansion in Meriden and a $39M bonding referendum for a new building in Manchester. This session will focus on navigating the local funding process, advocacy, obtaining funds from outside sources, and a ground-breaking economic impact study.
Sponsored by: CLA Legislative Committee