Mayor Pedro Segarra, MSW ’82, JD ‘85
“Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena”
UConn School of Social Work, Room 221
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Pedro E. Segarra was sworn in as Hartford’s 66th Mayor after he was overwhelmingly selected by Hartford voters on January 3, 2012. Mayor Segarra’s personal experience with poverty, discrimination and overcoming adversity has shaped his vision for Hartford – to bring people of all ethnicities, faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds together to create meaningful change.
As Hartford and the nation emerge from financially challenging times, Mayor Segarra is working with corporate, community and philanthropic partners to develop innovative solutions. With community activism, social work, law and public service in his background, he is keenly aware of the issues facing the City with regard to education, public safety and the need for sustainable jobs. His mission over the next four years is to aggressively build on the City’s education reform foundation; to implement strategies that strengthen community-police relationships and reduce crime; and through the Livable and Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative and other programs, to improve the vitality of our neighborhoods and increase job opportunities.