Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Early Childhood Task Force Has Changed It’s Name!

Effective January 1, 2017, The Early Childhood Task Force (ECTF) has changed their name.
Our new name is “The Valley Early Childhood Regional
Through much planning and discussion with ECTF members it was decided that our Task Force would now include the Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton School Readiness Councils. By doing this, our VECRC has grown to over 70 members! The School Readiness Councils (SRC) were meeting separately as full Councils up until this point. Now the four SRC’s will be incorporated into the VECRC. Along with the current members of our community, this will allow for more networking and sharing of programs, agencies, etc.
If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful Council, please contact Pamela Lorenzo, Chair, VECRC at

Valley Council Logo Unveiled


Submission 2The votes are in and the new Valley Council logo has been unveiled!

The winning logo design was submitted by Lindsay Greene of Norwalk, CT.

From the designer:  This new logo represents the deep care that the Valley Council has for the Naugatuck Valley and how it brings its community together. The abstract heart shape surrounds the Valley and appears to bring all of the elements together.  The rising sun represents the bright future on the horizon for the Valley Council, and the vibrant colors convey the spirit that the Valley Council has and the passion it brings to its diverse work..

2016 Valley Council Annual Meeting

                                                 2016 Valley Council Annual Meeting2016 Award WinnersDiane Stroman, Bertha Belden, William C Nimons, Jimmy Tickey, Suzanne Reilly, Sharon Closius, John Ready, Beth Colette, Ben Florsheim, Valerie DiGangi, Patricia Tarasovic.
Photo Credit: (Fred Ortoli)
Valley Council presents service awards to Suzanne Reilly, William C. Nimons and Valley Community Foundation.
The Valley Council for Health and Human Services (VCHHS) held its Annual Breakfast Meeting & Community Awards Presentation last month at Brownson Country Club, Shelton, CT. Each December the Valley Council recognizes community service providers for their positive impact and significant contributions to the community.

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