Official Valley Delegation List

Overview: The All-America City Award, the nation's oldest and most prestigious civic recognition ram, recognizes excellence in local efforts to strengthen the civic infrastructure of America's communities. This year marks the 50"' anniversary of the award, presented annually by the National Civic League, which has encouraged and recognized civic excellence, honoring communities of all sizes in which citizens, government, businesses and voluntary organizations work together to address critical local issues.

In April, the National Civic League announced the Lower Naugatuck Valley (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton) is one of 30 finalists in the 1999 All America City Award Competition. As Connecticut's only 1999 finalist, the Lower Naugatuck Valley was recognized for three notable community-based programs: The Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley, that provides a safe place for children and opportunities to develop physical skills and improve grades; Project CONECT, with goal of improving the health of residents by identifying and lowering the risk of preventable illness; the Alliance for Economic Growth, which is designed to bring new jobs and opportunities to the region. The Valley's application was selected as a finalist from a pool of 93 communities from across the United States who entered the competition.

Emergency Contacts: At the Warwick: Nancie Gray and Sarah Wells - 215-735-6000. At the Marriott: Jodi Ann Hinman - 215-625-2900.

Departure: Wednesday, June 23 from Nolan Field in Ansonia Media Send-Off scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.

We will leave the Valley by coach bus/cars/vans with a Police escort by 6:00 p.m. Please remember to pack lightly, limited luggage space available on the bus.

NOTE: If you are leaving your car at Nolan Field, you must call Sarah Wells at the Chamber by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 21, 1999 with your license plate number. Cars not on this list will be towed at the owner's expense!

Return: The delegation will return to the Valley by bus on Sunday morning, June 27 current estimated time of departure from Philadelphia, 6:00 am.

Accommodations: The delegations will be staying at the The Warwick Hotel & Towers Philadelphia, which is located eight (8) blocks from the Philadelphia Marriott where the Convention will take place. The Warwick is located at 1701 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Their phone number is 215-735-6000. Check Map

The Warwick is located in the prestigious Rittenhouse Square District in "Center City" and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Hotels. The Warwick is located within walking distance of 7of America's Top 50 restaurants, several fast-food/chain restaurants (including McDonald's and Bertucci's), historic and cultural attractions, as well as shops and boutiques. There is also an exercise facility on site along with soda & ice machines on each floor, babysitting services, multilingual staff, in-room coffee makers, desk with Data Port and voice messaging.

The rooms have been paid for in advance; however a credit card is required for check-in (this will be handled separately for the youth delegates). Any other incidentals such as phone calls are the responsibility of each delegate.

Schedule: Key: Official Events
Wednesday, June 23 
Depart Ansonia 6:00 pm (sharp)
Arrive in Philadelphia

Thursday, June 24 
Mandatory Practice 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
 Mandatory Stage Rehearsal 10:55 - 11:15 a.m.
Orientation 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
Welcome Reception 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25 
Mandatory Practice 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. 
Mayor's Breakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m.
PRESENTATION 11:05 - 11:25 a.m. 
Civic Action Fair 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26 
Pre-Awards Reception 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. 
Awards Ceremonv 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Awards Buffet 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. 
Celebration 9:00 - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 27
Return to Connecticut
Depart Philadelphia 6:00 a.m. (sharp)

There are a variety of workshops available on Thursday, June 24. Please let Nancie Gray know if you are interested in attending any of these workshops.

Please note that a newsletter will be handed out daily with schedule updates, highlights from the previous day, special events in Philadelphia, delegate profiles, weather report and bulletin board postings.

Meals- We have arranged for a hospitality suite at The Warwick. Continental breakfast and lunches will be provided in the hospitality room. Food will also be available at the Welcome Reception, Civic Fair and Saturday Evening Gala. During our bus trip to Philadelphia a meal allowance will be provided. (Volunteers are needed to help with the hospitality room.)

Responsibilities: Delegates are required to participate in all official functions and scheduled
rehearsals. Each delegate will be given two shirts and will need to wear them at the designated day and time. The "uniform" for team functions will be the designated shirt and khaki pants or khaki skirts and comfortable shoes.
Current Uniform: 
Kick-Off - T-Shirt
Opening Reception - Polo Shirt 
Presentation - Designated Attire By Role 
Civic Action Fair - T-Shirt
Awards Announcement - Polo Shirt

Information: For additional information or questions, please contact the Chamber staff (Nancie Gray, Jodi Ann Hinman or Sarah Wells) at 203-925-4981.

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