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Some Things Do Change – For the Better!

March 8, 2024
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Some Things Do Change – For the Better!

Recent headlines don’t generally give us a sense of positive change in today’s world.  And here at home in Woodbridge, there is no doubt that we have our share of deep divisions as to policies, approaches and values. Nevertheless, there are positive trends that bode well for our community.

Enhancing our understanding of each other

Since its creation in 2020 by then First Selectman Beth Heller and with the continued support of First Selectman Mica Cardozo, the Woodbridge Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has worked to enhance appreciation and understanding of our various cultures, challenges and norms.  Most notably, the now annual Woodbridge Like Me Day has highlighted the richness of the cultures and customs of Town residents, along with the various Town programs and services that benefit us all.  

The Committee has sponsored book talks that thus far have focused on Black, Asian and Jewish themes, as well as a Community Conversation about living with disabilities.  If you’re interested in learning more about disability, you can view the discussion at

A More Collaborative Tone

At recent Board of Selectmen meetings, there appears to be a growing commitment to working together toward solutions. While there will not always be agreement, there is an increased openness to robust and respectful discussion. At the Town Committee level, I would like to acknowledge the productive tone set by Rob Rosasco, the new Chair of the Woodbridge Republican Town Committee. Both in conversation and in writing, he has expressed a commitment to working together for the betterment of Woodbridge. We at the WDTC are fully on board with this approach.

Increased Civic Engagement

The Woodbridge municipal election this past November saw record-breaking turnout, and our Democratic Town Committee Members and Friends continue to be highly engaged as we look toward state and federal elections in the Fall. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Woodbridge Democrats, please contact us at

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This is an opinion not necessarily endorsed by the Woodbridge Town News.

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