On the heels of the State of the Town address at the Delamar Hotel on Jan. 31, Jeff and Ryan speak with Mayor Shari Cantor on this episode of the Experience We-Ha Podcast. We get to know Shari and her history of growing up in West Hartford while diving a little deeper into some of the many topics covered (and some others) during her annual State of the Town address.
WHC-TV recorded the State of the Town address, and it can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube by clicking here.
Follow Mayor Shari Cantor on Twitter @Cantorshari and check out some of the other topics mentioned in the episode:
0:00 – Intro/About Shari
4:30 – State of the Town
6:15 – The “Tech Hub” and building a regional ecosystem
11:25 – Retaining young professionals in the region
13:15 – The retail struggle
15:30 – Bringing people together with experiences
18:20 – West Hartford is unique, what are other towns doing well?
20:35 – Town or city?
22:00 – What has Shari most excited for the future?
23:45 – Building higher and new development
25:45 – “Bridging” to Hartford
27:05 – LimeBikes and other methods of transportation
28:10 – What worries Shari the most?
31:41 – The Town That Cares and giving back
33:07 – The Mayor’s Charity Ball
34:05 – The new town logo
36:18 – The town manager
38:25 – Hearts are in the Cantor family’s heart
41:15 – Shari’s favorite We-Ha dish
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