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University’s Mayor’s Advisory Commission Student Leader: ‘Forum Helps to Promote Transparency’

The University of New Haven’s Mayor’s Advisory Commission and West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi are organizing a virtual town hall meeting on Monday, April 12. I encourage all members of the University and West Haven communities to attend, as it offers a great opportunity to get involved and to build a sense of community.

April 6, 2021

By Samuel Weinmann ’24

Members of the University’s Mayor’s Advisory Commission.
Left to right: Nicholas Thompson ’23, Joshua Cheatham ’24, and Samuel Weinmann ’24, members of the University’s Mayor’s Advisory Commission.

WEST HAVEN, CT – West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her staff invite residents to participate in a virtual town hall forum on Monday, April 12, beginning at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This event is a great way to bring West Haven residents closer to Mayor Rossi and fellow members of the West Haven community, and I believe the forum helps to promote transparency between City Hall and constituents.

You can join the virtual Zoom meeting by clicking the meeting link:, or by entering the meeting ID on Zoom: 9103126390. This meeting is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and the University of New Haven Mayor’s Advisory Commission (MAC).

The Mayor’s Advisory Commission is a collaborative, student-driven task force founded in 2015 to strengthen the relationship between the University and the West Haven community. The University of New Haven commission is led by Killian Gruber ’22, a junior studying political science, and by adviser Chris Haynes, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and national security.

All members of the community are encouraged to attend and to ask questions. The meeting will be co-moderated by Dr. Haynes and me.

Questions can be sent in prior to the town hall via email to or to Participants will also be able to ask questions live on Zoom through the raise hand feature. Those who are joining the meeting through Facebook live (streamed via the Mayor’s Facebook page) can ask questions as well.

All attendees will be allowed one question with a one-minute time limit. At the beginning of the question, each participant shall state their name and subject of their question. All comments should be related to the city and/or government of West Haven. The thumbs-up button will be used by the moderators to give the person talking a ten-second warning. Please keep all dialogue courteous and respectful.

We encourage everyone to participate, as this is a great way to get more connected to the West Haven community. We hope to see you all there!

For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at (203)937-3510 or send an email to or

Samuel Weinmann ’24 is an international affairs major at the University of New Haven.