State Rep. Devin Carney Seeking to Highlight Local Heroes

Posted on April 29, 2020 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) is seeking nominations from constituents for 23rd District Heroes.  He hopes to recognize local individuals, groups, or businesses, those going above and beyond to help others in Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook, for their service during this difficult time.

“There are so many people, groups and businesses doing so much for our towns and our state right now, including many who have put their own health and safety at risk.  I’d like to recognize them for their good deeds and make others aware of their service. These 23rd District Heroes have enabled all of us to get through this pandemic and quicken the eventual recovery. There is a wide variety of people who could be included, so anyone who has made a positive difference should be considered,” Rep. Carney said.

The nominee can range from a neighbor fabricating cloth masks to donate, a friend willing to deliver groceries to those unable to travel, a nurse or doctor working in a local hospital, a business preparing food for a local soup kitchen, a local public safety organization, a grocery store worker, or anyone else whose unselfish acts of kindness and sacrifice are bettering someone else’s situation.

“In the 23rd District, there is a wonderful sense of community and volunteerism. We see it all around us every day and it has been amplified over the past month and a half,” Rep. Carney said.

Representative Carney looks forward to featuring each of the 23rd District Heroes on his Facebook page as well as in his e-newsletter. He will also send an official legislative proclamation to each of the nominees once the Legislative Office Building re-opens.

“In this time of such uncertainty, I thought that by having members of our community and state recognize people, groups, and businesses, we would shed light on acts that might have gone otherwise unnoticed and provide some positive news,” Rep. Carney said.

Residents of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook are asked to submit their nominations by email to Each nomination should include a brief description of the nominee and how his, her, or their service strengthens their community. Please also include the person’s, group’s, or business’ contact information and a photo, if possible.