Accomplishments

Mayor Finch with two kinds playing piano•    Served 7 years in the Connecticut State Senate representing the 22nd Senatorial District.
•    Small Business Advocate Award presented by PartnerAmerica and the U.S. Conference of Mayors
•    Advisory Board, U.S. Conference of Mayors
•    Member, Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports subcommittee, U.S. Conference of Mayors
•    Bridgeport City Council Member, 9.5 years,  District 136th
•    Member, Grow Bridgeport Fund
•    Member, Connecticut Zoological Society
•    Board of Directors, Leo J. Ryan Education Foundation
•    Senate Chairman, CT Senate Environment Committee
•    Senate Vice Chairman, CT Senate Transportation Committee
•    Member, CT Senate Education Committee
•    Member, Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee
•    The WorkPlace Inc President’s Award for extraordinary leadership in Green initiatives
•    Certificate of Appreciation for promoting cricket in the New England region
•    2010 CT Climate Change Leadership Award from the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change
•    Making a Difference Award by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
•    Recognized by US. Green Building Council Southwest Connecticut Chapter
•    Recognition from the Commonwealth of Dominica
•    Enterprise Partnership Award for “your commitment to successful Reentry Fresh Start Enterprises and the Bridgeport Community”
•    Gabe Zimmerman Award for Public Service by the National Community Development Association in recognition of the “exemplary and innovative use of the Community Development Block Grant funds to address the needs of the low and moderate income families, homes and neighborhoods”
•    Induction into the Bridgeport Environmental Hall of Fame
•    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Above and Beyond Award
•    Bridgeport District Parent Advisory Council Leadership Award
•    Fifth Annual Adult Adoptee Toni Award
•    2005 Connecticut Olmsted Award
•    Town of Trumbull Distinguished Service Award
•    Career Resources Inc. Bridgeport Community Involvement Award
•    2002 American Heart Association Legislator of the Year
•    2003 American Lung Association Breath of Life Award
•    University of Connecticut Advocates Award
•    2005 YMCA Strong Family Builder Award
•    2006 Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents Inc. Community Partner Award
•    2006 Cablevision Leaders in Learning Award
•    Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Bridgeport
•    2008 Bridgeport Regional Business Council Regional Tax Reform Impact Award
•    East End Community Council Community Service Award
•    State of Connecticut General Assembly Official Citation
•    2006 Greater Bridgeport Planning Region State Legislator of the Year
•    Business New Haven Magazine Green Advocate