Proven Leadership Building a Better Tomorrow
Windham Democrats are committed to Building a Better Tomorrow for Windham and the new Community/Senior center is a pivotal part of our plan. This project took years to conceive and develop and we are now very close to the planned November 2021 opening. Elect the Democratic team to continue our great progress!
Yes! There is a pool. See the interior layout below.
A Brief History
Led by John Lescoe, our late Democratic Party State Representative and later our First Selectman, a committee developed a detailed community center proposal that later failed to gain approval in a referendum. About ten years later, our current State Representative Susan Johnson got legislative approval of a special $1.34 million State grant for a senior/community center.
Early 2016 when Democratic Party Town Councilors Dennis O’Brien and Tom DeVivo, then town manager Neil Beats and Social Services Director Mary DeMarco revived it, and began working on a potential condominium senior/community center project on 1315 Main Street property owned by the Access Agency. That project ended when Access sold the property to a private investor, but the Town quickly pivoted to purchase the old Willimantic Cinema property on Jillson Square, the site of the large senior/community center project currently being completed there.
Led by Mayor Victor Funderburk, the town council generated town meeting and referendum votes resulting in additional approvals by Windham voters of local funds for the project. Led by Mayor Tom DeVivo and Former Democratic State Representative Andrew Carey III, the senior/community center building committee has developed and implementing detailed construction plans for our big new long awaited senior/community Center at Jillson Square, the talk of the town and our entire region.
Planned opening is November 2021. Please check back here for details.
Paid for by the Windham Democratic Town Committee