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2022 Annual Meeting 5:30 pm | Annual Dinner 6:30pm


Members Only - Annual Meeting: 5:30pm
Members & Non Members - Cocktails: 6:30pm | Dinner: 7:30pm
$85pp Members | $95pp Non-members

Please join the LWV Greenwich for our Annual Dinner and Meeting! It will be a fun and interesting evening with friends and neighbors from the Greenwich community. Space is limited so please sign up early.


Annual Meeting Materials

The Keynote Speaker is Mark Contreras - CEO of CT Public presenting: "The Role of Public Media in Rebuilding Journalism." CT Public is the Connecticut affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR). Studies have shown that trusted local journalism is an essential part of our civic infrastructure. We will learn from Mark about CT Public’s efforts to rebuild local journalism across our state, including its renewed focus on serving Fairfield County. See below for Mark's bio.

Our evening is an acknowledgement of the hard work of so many of our volunteers. This year we are presenting the 2022 Mary Award to Nancy Duffy and the 2022 Burnett Award to Helaine Winer in recognition of their contributions to the LWV Greenwich. Please see our award page for information on the awards, Nancy and Helaine's bios and the past award recipients.

We look forward to celebrating with you.

Mark Contreras, President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Public, has led several media businesses through digital transformation. Prior to his role as Dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, Contreras served as CEO of Calkins Media, a privately-held local television, digital and local newspaper publishing company. Calkins developed innovative strategies to maximize audience reach, engagement and revenue by embracing streaming media platforms such as Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV. He previously led local newspaper publishing and digital businesses for three public companies including Capital Cities/ABC; Pulitzer, Inc; and The E.W. Scripps Co.

In addition, he served as Chairman of the News Media Association and the American Press Institute. He is a Fellow of the Millennium Class of Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors of Highlights for Children in Columbus, Ohio and Woodward Communications, Inc in Dubuque, Iowa.

The son of an Irish-American school teacher and a Mexican immigrant, Mark grew up in the Midwest—first in Minneapolis and later Chicago. Mark has an A.B. in History from the University of Chicago and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

He and his wife, Marybeth Sughrue, have one adult son, Michael.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 5:30 PM
Riverside Yacht Club
RYC Website
102 Club Road
Riverside, CT  06878

(203) 637-1706
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Pamela Toper
LWV Greenwich Events
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