State Representative Brandon McGee Joins Harc Board of Directors
“We are extremely excited to have Brandon join our Board. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise as a Hartford native and established community activist. We are certain he will be a tremendous asset to our organization,” said Greg Calnen, Harc Board Chairperson.
McGee is serving his fourth term as a State Legislator representing the areas of Windsor and Hartford. He is the Chairman of the Housing Committee and the Chairman of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. McGee also serves on the Education and Human Services Committees.
“Harc has been an anchor in the Hartford community for 70 years. It is an honor to be a part of such a powerful organization helping some of the most vulnerable people in society,” said Brandon McGee.
McGee has received numerous awards for his civic work. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the National Mentoring Partnership for his commitment to youth mentoring. He was also named 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Tau Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. In 2009, Brandon was the youngest recipient ever to receive the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Offices Community Award.
Brandon McGee speaking to a Harc participant at the 2020 Have a Harc Day
“I am thrilled to work with Representative McGee. His perspective and experience will help to shape Harc’s future as we build on our community work and advocacy,” said Ken Cabral, Harc President, and CEO. “I look forward to embracing Representative McGee’s holistic approach to supporting Hartford communities.”
McGee earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Alabama State University in 2006 and holds an M.S. degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven.
Cover photo: Brandon McGee with Harc’s previous Board Chair, Najib O. Habesch
About Harc: For 70 years, Harc’s guiding principle has been to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities lead lives of quality, inclusion, and dignity. We support people with intellectual disabilities and their families through advocacy and providing community-based services to achieve a great life of integration and meaning. Our partnerships with generous individuals, corporations, the United Way, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and other community foundations help us raise funds to create life-changing programs. Harc’s services begin at birth and continue throughout the lifespan, with a range of supportive, enrichment, employment, and residential supports throughout Greater Hartford. To learn more, visit harc-ct.org.