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Your City at Work: From the Mayor’s Desk

Post Date:09/08/2023 5:30 PM



Your City at Work: From the Mayor’s Desk


Read below to learn more about what my administration is working on each day to deliver for you, resources for Stamford residents, information about upcoming events, and important city and state information.




Weekly Local Business Spotlight: Little Buddha


Each week I will highlight one of our incredible small businesses that received one of the 176 Stamford COVID-19 relief grants.


We are proud to have supported Little Buddha Thai & Beyond which is located at 2270 Summer Street in Stamford. Little Buddha has served this community since 2009 and offers in-house dining, takeout, delivery, and catering. Popular dishes include the Beef Boat Noodle, Nasigorang, Pad Thai, Roti Canai, Mango Sticky Rice, and Thai Iced Tea!


Community Non-Profit Spotlight: Glenbrook Neighborhood Association 

Each week I will highlight an invaluable local initiative that received one of the 21 Mayor’s Micro-Grants.  

  • Mission: The mission of the Glenbrook Neighborhood Association (GNA) is to enhance the quality of life in Glenbrook
  • Project Funding Purpose: Funding was awarded to support the decoration of 3 traffic signal boxes in the Glenbrook downtown area.


  • Listening Tour of Senior Housing Facilities: I began my listening tour of senior housing facilities in partnership with the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Aging. I am excited to hear directly from seniors about the issues that impact and matter to them the most. I have visited Stamford Green and Willard Manor, and look forward to visiting more soon!

     Mayor Simmons speaks with resident of Willard Manor

     Mayor Simmons speaks with residents of stamford green

  • Villa Maria School’s 50th Anniversary of First Day of School: I attended the Villa Maria School’s 50th Anniversary of their first day of school alongside students and faculty. It was wonderful to welcome the students and faculty back for another year of learning and teaching!

students gather outside for villa maria first day of school


  • Primary Day for the Board of Representatives: Primaries for Districts 20, 9, 18, & 7 will take place on Tuesday, September 12th. To learn more visit the registrar of voters here, and to find your polling location click here.


  • Stamford Babe Ruth 16-18 Thunder Team: Congratulations to the Stamford Babe Ruth 16-18 Thunder Team who finished 6th in the nation in the Babe Ruth World Series!


  • Paving Update: The City of Stamford recently announced 200 roads to be paved over the next several years as identified in the city-wide road assessment. The city-wide road assessment was commissioned in 2022 and conducted over the past year with the goal of determining an objective measure to establish a priority list for paving operations. The list of the 200 roads can be viewed here.


  • Shop Local Holiday Campaign: Are you a Stamford Resident with an online business? We want to highlight you during our Shop Local Holiday Campaign. Send your business details to



  • Permitting Walk-in Office Hours Extended: Walk-in permitting has been expanded! Walk-in Permitting will occur every other Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the fourth-floor cafeteria of the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. For more information, click here. The next Walk-in Permitting session will be September 13th.

Employment Opportunities in the City

  • Open positions with City of Stamford



  • Temporary Roadways at the Greenwich Ave and Pulaski Street Intersection: Starting the week of July 31st, temporary roadways will be in place at the Greenwich Avenue & Pulaski Street intersection. Use caution, plan for extra travel time, and slowdown in work zones Access to businesses will remain open.


  • ConnDOT Stamford Station Construction
    • Construction continues at Stamford Station, please be mindful and plan ahead. Passengers can find the updated train schedule here.
  • New Canaan Branch Line Improvement Work: The New Canaan line service has resumed.


COVID-19 Resources

For information on COVID-19, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website here.




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Have a wonderful weekend!

Caroline Simmons






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