Hundreds turn out for Lamont’s transition policy summit

WILLIMANTIC — Hundreds of people turned out to participate in Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont’s public policy summit, an effort to craft wide-ranging recommendations for the Democrat’s new administration.

Representatives from business, education and nonprofit agencies, as well as past and present politicians, Democrats, Republicans and independents are among the members of 15 Transition Policy Committees discussing issues such as education, transportation, the arts and job creation. Members of the public are also on hand for the event at Eastern Connecticut State University.

More than 450 people are in attendance.

Reports from the committees are expected to be released publicly sometime between Dec. 17-19.

Speaking to a packed room, the Greenwich businessman-turned governor-elect says he doesn’t want these reports to sit on a shelf, calling it a “fresh start” for Connecticut.