Mayor Caroline Simmons Stamford Updates: Pride, Art in the Park, Juneteenth


  • My FY24-25 Fiscal Year Op-Ed: Please take a moment to read my thoughts in the Stamford Advocate regarding our city budget and the progress we’re continuing to make on our shared vision of a thriving, equitable community, reflecting our commitment to progress and resilience. You can read the op-ed here.
  • Weed Avenue Trail: I'm thrilled that the City of Stamford has been awarded $223,608 in state funding for the planning and design of the Weed Avenue Multi-Use Trail. This initiative will enhance safety and mobility through multimodal and traffic calming improvements, pushing us closer to achieving our Vision Zero goals.
  • Non-Profit Convening Breakfast: I recently welcomed nonprofit leaders at the Mayor's Spring Nonprofit Breakfast this week. We discussed the $13 million allocated for nonprofits in the FY2024-25 budget and shared details on the Stamford Parks Community Partnership and the Stamford Serve Initiative. Thank you to all our nonprofit leaders for your dedication to our community!
  • Happy Pride Month: Thank you to everyone who joined us in raising the Pride Flag. This month and beyond, we honor and celebrate the generations of LGBTQ+ individuals who have tirelessly advocated for and continue to champion a more inclusive and equal society.


  • Lathon Wider Design Contest: The City of Stamford is thrilled to announce the Reimagine Lathon Wider Competition! The City is seeking innovative minds to develop a Civic Campus plan that will transform the Lathon Wider Community Center into the new heart of the community and renew the spirit of Lathon Wider for Stamford’s South End neighborhood. To learn more and to how to join the competition, click here.
  • Shop Local Spring Guide: I am excited to announce the City of Stamford’s Spring Shop Local Guide! I want to encourage residents to use the guide during the spring season to shop locally and support our small businesses. For more information, visit here.
  • Parking Garage Demolition: The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has initiated the demolition of the Stamford Transportation Center's 1985 Parking Garage and Pedestrian Bridge. For further details, click here.
  • Beach Passes Available for Purchase: Beach passes are now available for purchase online or in person. Parking permits are required at Cove Island, Cummings, West Beach, John J. Boccuzzi, Dorothy Heroy & Newman Mills Riverbank Walk Parks from May 1st through September 30th. Click here for more information and to purchase your pass.
  • Stamford Transportation Center Master Plan: Our administration has been meeting with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and city transportation officials to continue to make progress on the Stamford Train Station Master Plan. To view the Stamford Transportation Center Master Plan, visit:
  • Paving Update: Click here for the priority list for paving operations established in response to a city-wide road assessment in 2022.


  • Juneteenth Celebration: The City of Stamford will host its second annual Juneteenth celebration on June 15th. See the flyer below for more information.
  •  Mayor's Cybersecurity Initiative: Stamford small businesses and nonprofits are invited to attend the Mayor's Cybersecurity Initiative. See the flyer below for more information. 
  • SPEF Summer Start: The Stamford Public Education Foundation presents Summer Start, a free five week, half day program for students who have not had a full Pre-K experience during 2023-2024. See the flyer below for further details.
  • Stamford Art in the Park: The Stamford Arts Association will host Art in the Park at Mill River this summer, the event is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Mayor Caroline Simmons

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