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GOV. MALLOY & LT. GOV. WYMAN STATEMENTS ON THE PASSING OF JOEL COGEN

(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding the passing of Joel Cogen, who served for a number of years as Executive Director and General Counsel of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. The Governor served as President of the organization for a period while he was the Mayor of Stamford.

Governor Malloy said, "Joel was passionate about advocating for local governments, and encouraging efficiencies and collaboration among municipalities. His work helped CCM become the dominant voice for towns and cities. I had the honor of working closely with him to advocate for these causes and can affirmatively say that his work made a positive impact throughout the State of Connecticut. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends."

Lt. Governor Wyman said, "My heart goes out to Joel's family and friends on their loss. Joel's work ethic was renown. What he achieved for our cities and towns has left Connecticut a much stronger, more cohesive state, and a better place for all of us to work and live."

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Juliet Manalan

Director of Communications

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman

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