Matt Ritter's Last Council Meeting Will Be Tonight
By Jenna Carlesso
November 22, 2010
Matthew Ritter, a city councilman who has served on the panel since 2007, will sit in on his last city council meeting tonight. He won the election for state representative in the 1st assembly District.
Although tonight is his last council meeting, he will continue to chair meetings for the panel's planning and economic development and legislative affairs committees and remain a member of the council until he resigns effective Jan. 3, 2011, spokeswoman Andrea Comer said.
The release is below:
Councilman Ritter Attends Last Council Meeting Tonight
HARTFORD -- Councilman Matthew Ritter will attend his last Court of Common Council regular meeting this evening. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.
"It has been an honor to serve the residents of Hartford in this capacity," Ritter said. "While I am excited about the new opportunity to serve in the General Assembly, it is also bittersweet as I say goodbye to my colleagues and the many dedicated city staff with whom I have had the great pleasure to work. In particular, I would like to thank Andrea Comer who has been a wonderful executive assistant and friend. I am very blessed to have been able to work with her for three years."
Ritter was elected to serve as the State Representative for the 1st Assembly District on Nov. 2nd. Although his last regular City Council meeting is this evening, Ritter will continue to chair committee meetings, including special meetings on property taxes and revaluation, and be a full member of the City Council until he resigns effective on Monday, January 3rd.
Ritter, who was elected to the City Council in 2007 at the age of 25, has chaired the City Council's Planning and Economic Development and Legislative Affairs Committees . During his term on the Council, he established the Young Professionals Task Force, worked with the business community to keep the Women's Big East Tournament in the city, and restored funding for programming at the Northend Senior Center.
Ritter will be sworn in as a member of the Connecticut General Assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 5th. "I am very excited about working with Gov. Malloy and the house leadership of Speaker Donovan and Majority Leader Sharkey."