Today we are speaking with Connecticut 40th District State Representative Christine Conley. She represents parts of Groton and Ledyard. We’ll be talking about how the Connecticut legislature functions, the integral role of bipartisan cooperation in the structure of the legislature, and the peculiar way that elected representatives can find themselves serving as customer service for state agencies.
As a member of Groton, CT Representative Town Meeting, when I first learned of George Floyd’s murder, my first thought was to check with our own police department and find out if the problems that are endemic in some other departments existed here. In a number of conversation with Chief LJ Fusaro, I found that, while no institution is perfect, the culture of de-escalation and cooperation with community is strong, and the desire to improve is pronounced.
I wanted to give Chief Fusaro the opportunity to share the culture and policies of our local department to share in detail an example of a police department focused on working with rather than over their community.
In the interview, Chief Fusaro mentions Sir Robert Peel, and I believe it would valuable for all of us to become acquainted with the 9 Principles and 3 Core Ideas he laid out for good policing.
Today’s interview is with Patrick Green, President and CEO of Laurence and Memorial Healthcare, a division of Yale New Haven Health, including L&M Hospital in New London, Westerly Hospital, and a whole network of local providers. Patrick discovered a love for the strategic planning side of health care in college, and worked his way up through the ranks. They have a strong commitment to keeping our community well and preventing illness before it happens by supporting everything from local fresh food to affordable housing. It’s about a lot more than treatments and prescriptions.
Ron Webb brings years of business experience and a desire to serve to the role of District Governor. Rotary is always here to serve the community, but the engagement has really stepped up during this recent pandemic.
Nancy Mello Miller is a psychic medium, clairvoyant, pet intuitive, and floor leader on the Groton Representative Town Meeting. This interview is one of the most inspiring that I have ever had the honor to host. Nancy shares the intimate details of her road from the darkest depression to running a business where she is able to provide hope and direction to her clients. I found this interview very inspiring and I believe you will too.