Deberey Hinchey made history on November 5, 2013 by becoming the first female mayor of the City of Norwich. She is a 1997 graduate of the School of Social Work and a former intern in the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work.

Deberey Hinchey, MSW '97 Mayor of Norwich, CT

Deberey Hinchey, MSW ’97
Mayor of Norwich, CT

Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman both issued statements following Hinchey’s victory. “I would like to congratulate Mayor-Elect Deb Hinchey on her history-making win tonight – becoming the first woman elected mayor of Norwich,” Malloy said. “She’s been an advocate for investing in downtown infrastructure for economic development while also supporting local services that guarantee a great quality of life. I look forward to working with her and partnering with her administration.”

Wyman said “Hinchey is dedicated to working on important issues that affect the local economy, such as education, downtown revitalization and public safety. I’m excited to see what strides she will make during her first term.”

Deb said she based her campaign on making personal contact with as many voters as possible.

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