October 2013

41st Annual Conference

Wednesday, October 9, 2013  by sarah

Hello CYSA Members!

 I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you whom attended CYSA’s Annual conference on Friday October 4th, celebrating 41 years of service to the children, youth, and families in Connecticut! It was a true honor to have LT. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police Public Relations Division as our honored guest and recipient of the CYSA Advocate for Youth Award. I would like to thank Waterbury YSB Director Kelly Cronin for connecting with LT. Vance and securing his attendance at the conference. I also think that the change in the conference venue was quite lovely and suited our needs adequately. Somehow it felt as if we were all more connected in this space.

I also would like to take the time to recognize all of our CYSA Award recipients: Rik Huggard (Newington YSB), Youth Services Employee of the Year; “Bigger Than You Think” (Middletown YSB), Program Award; Elizabeth Morgan (Haddam-Killingworth YFS), Special Recognition Award; Kylie Federici (Rocky Hill YSB) & Christopher J. Cofrancesco (East Haven YSB), Youth Leadership Awards; Mary Seidner, Board Member of the Year Award; Pat Maneggia(Bloomfield YSB), Laura T. Brown Career Achievement Award. My sincerest congratulations to all of you, and a heartfelt thank you from CYSA for your commitment to the mission of CYSA and the shared vision of all Connecticut YSBs.

As we embark toward another year of providing Connecticut’s children, youth, and families with access to quality diversion, prevention, intervention, and positive youth development programs and services, I have every confidence that Youth Service Bureaus, both large and small, will make a lasting and positive impact in the communities in which they serve. Thank you on behalf of the CYSA Board for your continued commitment and passion.


With the warmest sincerity ~ Barbara


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