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October 14, 2009                

                                                                                   
Governor Rell Reappoints Manchester
 Resident to State Panel
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she has reappointed Leo Germain of Manchester as a member of the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities.
The Council is a Governor-appointed body of people with disabilities, family members and professionals who work together to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in community life.  The Council engages in advocacy on behalf of people with developmental disabilities, their families and their communities.  The Council speaks out on issues designed to create opportunities for inclusion in community life, reduce dependence on government services and restore citizen control over programs.
Germain is a graduate of Manchester High School.
“Leo is passionate about improving the quality of life for people with disabilities,” Governor Rell said.  “His background and life experiences have made him an asset to this panel, and I thank him for his willingness to serve the State of Connecticut.”
Germain will serve a term ending September 30, 2012 or until a successor has been appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.
Those interested in serving on a state board or commission can visit www.ct.gov/governorrell and click on “Forms.”