Community Development

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Windsor, CT. 06095
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Jim Hallisey
Community Development Coordinator
Diane McDougald
Community Development Assistant

Nominations Sought for the 2014 Windsor Bridge-Builders Awards

Application Deadline Extended to September 30th


Windsor is rich in ethnic, racial and cultural diversity. It’s a town where many people strive to create a human relations climate that celebrates the differences and the similarities of those who live and work here. That’s why Windsor residents are invited to help honor nominate individuals businesses or organizations who are community role models for positive human relations.


The Town of Windsor’s Human Relations Commission and Citizens for a United Windsor (CUW) is now seeking nominations for the 19th annual “Windsor Bridge-Builders Awards.” Nominees can include students, church members, neighbors or local businesses who have worked toward greater understanding of differences in Windsor. Anyone, of any age, may fill out an official nomination form for the Windsor Bridge-Builders Awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, September 30th.


The Town’s Human Relations Commission is responsible for encouraging better understanding and relations between all people in Windsor, and promoting better conditions among all, with respect to housing, employment, recreation, health and other quality of life services.  CUW, a grass-roots organization, works to foster greater trust, understanding, and solidarity across the full spectrum of Windsor’s racial, ethnic, and religious diversity.


A panel of judges will review all entries. Several individuals, organizations, or businesses will be honored as Windsor Bridge-Builders at a ceremony and reception to be held on Thursday, November 20th at Windsor Town Hall in Council Chambers. The event will be open to the community and will be sponsored by Citizens for a United Windsor and the Town of Windsor’s Human Relations Commission.


All nominees must live or work in Windsor. To be eligible, an individual, organization, or business must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Has promoted or promotes the elimination of racism and discriminatory attitudes and practices in Windsor;
  • Has worked or works to establish cooperative relationships with groups concerned with human relations;
  • Has promoted or promotes equal opportunities for all people in Windsor;
  • Has worked or works to further an understanding of a multicultural society in Windsor; and
  • Has worked or works to further communications and understanding between racial, ethnic, and religious groups in Windsor.


The following factors will be considered when the judges review the nomination forms:

  • Innovative contributions to individuals or the community;
  • Leadership; and
  • Quantity of volunteer time; and philanthropic gifts or other types of contributions.


Click here for the official nominations forms for the Windsor Bridge-Builders Awards 


For more information about the Windsor Bridge-Builders Awards program, call Diane McDougald in Windsor’s Community Development Department at (860) 285-1984.

About Community Development

Windsor's Community Development team solicits and administers fund promoting neighborhood reinvestment. We provide grant administration, planning and implementation and staff support. Currently, four programs are underway that will be of interest to Windsor residents.

Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program

The Town of Windsor will be participating in the State of Connecticut’s 2014 Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program.  The NAA Program, administered through the state’s Department of Revenue Services, benefits eligible non-profit organizations and municipal entities, by providing a financial incentive to corporate donors.  Donors approved for participation receive a 60% tax credit against their corporate state tax liability, and up to a 100% tax credit for certain energy conservation projects as well as employment and training projects, subject to certain restrictions.  Organizations wishing to take advantage of this program are responsible for soliciting their own contributions from eligible corporations.  The town’s role in the program is limited to 1) marketing the program to eligible entities, 2) holding a public hearing to solicit public comment on all applications received, 3) having the governing body of the town act upon all applications, and 4) submitting all approved applications to the Department of Revenue Services for consideration.


Please find the enclosed information material detailing the particulars of the NAA Program. If, after reading the material, you determine that your organization would like to participate in the program please complete an application (form NAA-01) and submit it to the Office of Community Development, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT  06095.  You may also download the form from the drs website at:


Applications should be submitted directly to the Office of Community Development at the Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., May 23, 2014.


Should you have any questions please contact Jim Hallisey at 285-1985.