Sen. McKinney Recognized for Efforts to Assist Community Providers

December 15, 2008

(Farmington, CT) – The Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA) recognized Senate Republican Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) for his legislative efforts on behalf of Connecticut’s community providers of human services. McKinney received the CCPA Legislative Advocacy Award at CCPA’s 39th Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 11th at the Hartford Marriott Hotel in Farmington, CT.

The Connecticut Community Providers Association represents organizations which provide services and supports for children and adults with disabilities and significant challenges including people with substance use disorders, mental illness, developmental and physical disabilities. Community providers deliver vital services to approximately 500,000 individuals with disabilities and other significant needs across Connecticut.

Senator McKinney was honored for his support of community providers and his efforts to increase state funding to stabilize the system which has suffered from decades of chronic underfunding. McKinney was also recognized for his support of long-term solutions to the challenges facing community providers.

“Senator McKinney has been one of the legislature’s leading advocates on behalf of Connecticut’s community providers and we are pleased to recognize him for his ongoing efforts,” said Martin Schwartz, President and CEO, The Kennedy Center and member of the CCPA Board of Directors. “We are incredibly grateful to Senator McKinney for his compassionate and consistent support in assisting community providers in their mission to care for thousands of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.”