Senator Kissel Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for Open Space Advocacy

November 15, 2005

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) was recognized today by the Connecticut Working Lands Alliance for voting in favor of legislation that creates a variety of new programs designed to preserve and protect Connecticut farmland and open space. The award was announced at the organization’s annual meeting and luncheon held at the State Capitol this afternoon.

“I would like to thank the Working Lands Alliance for this recognition and for all their work and dedication towards preserving Connecticut’s farmland and open space,” said Senator Kissel, who is a Deputy Minority Leader and the Ranking Senator on the Judiciary Committee. “It is important that we, as a legislature, help to minimize sprawl in our state and one of the best ways to do that is to preserve Connecticut’s rich farmland. We want to be sure that Connecticut’s environment is properly cared for so that future generations can enjoy everything that our state has to offer.”

Public Act 228-05 An Act Concerning Farmland Preservation, Land Protection, Affordable Housing, and Historic Preservation passed the State Senate in May and was signed into law by Governor Rell in July.

Senator Kissel is serving his seventh term representing the seventh district communities of Granby, East Granby, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.