Commission Members

Denise Merrill, chair
Former CT Secretary of the State,
Member of the Public

Nicolas Angeli
Connecticut Old State House,
Student/Youth Leader

Stephen Armstrong
CT Department of Education

Rodney Butler
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Anthony Champalimaud
Troutbeck, Member of the Public

Kathryn D’Amato        
Governor’s Designee

Steven Hernández   
Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity

Andrew Horowitz       
State Historian

Robert Kret                 
Connecticut Historical Society

Catherine Labadia          
State Historic Preservation Officer

Douglas Lord                
Connecticut Library Association

Jason Mancini, vice chair
CT Humanities

Merle McGee          
Everyday Democracy, Member of the Public

Deborah Schander      
State Librarian

Elizabeth Shapiro          
Department of Economic and Community Development/CT Office of the Arts

Jonathan Slifka               
Department of Aging and Disability Services

Maisa Tisdale           
Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community

Sally Whipple        
Connecticut Democracy Center

Amrys Williams         
Connecticut League of History Organizations

Joe Smith                      
Mohegan Tribe

Stephanie Thomas                                       
CT Secretary of the State

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