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YWCA Hartford Region CEO Adrienne W. Cochrane Appointed to City of Hartford COVID-19 Recovery Working Group

Adrienne W. Cochrane, CEO of YWCA Hartford Region, has been appointed by Hartford Mayor, Luke Bronin to serve on the Children, Youth, and Families Working Group as part of the city’s efforts to develop long term recovery plans from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Bronin has established five COVID Recovery Working Groups to provide recommendations to help the city restart responsibly and build a more equitable and resilient community. The city anticipates initial recommendations from the working groups by the end of the month.

The Children, Youth, and Families group is one of five working groups, which will also focus on public health; economic opportunity and business; arts, culture, recreation, and faith; and housing. Ms. Cochrane will also serve on the Children, Youth, and Families sub-committee focused on Education and Early Learning.
Mayor Bronin has appointed community leaders to draw on the experience, expertise, and wisdom of a broad range of community members and stakeholders to safely re-open the city. “I am grateful to everyone who has agreed to participate in these working groups to help us move forward toward reopening and recovery in a responsible way,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. Mayor Bronin and City Council President Maly D. Rosado will serve as ex-officio members of each working group, and each working group will have two City Council representatives. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving will also have representation on each of the working groups.

Ms. Cochrane serves on the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Authority, as well as several boards, including Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Teach for America-Connecticut, and American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Chapters. She received her Doctorate of Juris Prudence from Saint Louis University School of Law and a master’s in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Tuskegee University.