An Inter-American University of Theology and Hartford High School graduate, born and raised in Hartford, currently works for Catholic Charities as a Fatherhood Specialist – providing Healthy Marriage support, Father involvement curriculum, and job search services. Joel served four years of distinguished active service in the U. S. Marine Corps. He serves on the Hartford Hospital Pastoral Services Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors for the African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP). Joel is an active member of the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care, a group of religious leaders who believe in a health care system that leaves no one out. He lives on Exeter Street with his wife Karla and their two daughters.
The Hartford Court of Common Council holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 550 Main Street,Hartford. Before the first meeting of the month, beginning at 6:00 p.m., the Council holds a Committee of the Whole meeting for the purpose of public comment. We welcome public input, so please join us at our meetings. The Council holds public hearings on certain agenda items on the third Monday of the month at 7pm in the Council Chambers.
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Elected to his first term on City Council in 2011, David MacDonald previously served eight (8) years on the Hartford Board of Education and from February 2011 to January 2012 as its Chairman. David was a leader and strong advocate for the district's reform efforts during his tenure on the Board, helping to fulfill the promise of the district's first attempt at reform in the mid-1990's. David is also a 10 year member of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee representing the 6th Assembly District.
Councilman Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr. (D) was elected to office on November 6, 2001 and re-elected on November 4, 2003 receiving the most votes of any member of the City Council. Prior to election, Councilman Kennedy served on the Executive Committee of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee from March 1995 to March 2002. In 1999, he was appointed to a five (5) year term on both the Hartford Redevelopment Agency and the Hartford Economic Development Commission.
Attorney Jennings acquired a Baccalaureate of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Urban Affairs. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut Law School in Hartford. Ms. Jennings practices in the areas of Human Rights Litigation, Environmental Justice and Constitutional Law. Ms. Jennings has been an entrepreneur since 1976, specializing in state, municipal and corporate management and personnel training.