Hartford, CT - Sen. Tony Hwang is one of four state lawmakers to be selected to receive the Connecticut Council of Small Towns’ (COST) “Town Crier” Award in recognition of his leadership role in championing the interests of small towns at the State Capitol.
“Sen. Hwang was selected to receive COST’s Town Crier Award because of his tireless advocacy on housing and other development issues affecting small towns.,” said COST Executive Director Betsy Gara. “He understands that one-size-fits-all land use mandates undermine efforts to work collaboratively to create sustainable and effective housing solutions. In addition, the award recognizes Sen. Hwang’s ongoing efforts to support fair share funding for small towns and reject burdensome, unfunded mandates.”
“Sen. Hwang takes the time to fully consider how proposed legislation may affect Connecticut’s small towns,” Gara added. “He recognizes the need for common sense approaches to helping towns reduce costs, grow their local economies, and meet the needs of their residents. His leadership and advocacy on a wide range of municipal issues has been instrumental in addressing the needs of the state’s smaller communities,”
“COST is widely recognized as a trusted and respected advocate for Connecticut’s small towns,” Sen. Hwang said. “I am honored to be recognized as a champion for the taxpayers who live and work in our small towns. I continue to work with Democrats and Republicans to help improve the quality of life in our communities.”
The Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) is an advocacy organization committed to giving small towns a strong voice in the legislative process. Its members are Connecticut towns with populations of less than 35,000. On the web: CTCost.org
Sen. Hwang is a ranking member of the Connecticut legislature’s Planning and Development Committee and the Insurance and Real Estate Committee. He represents Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Easton, Newtown and Sandy Hook. On the web: SenatorHwang.com