July 16, 2018
The 2018 Annual Report is now available to view online!
Each year the City of Danbury puts together a new Annual Report as a way of remaining transparent and accessible. In this report, we have highlighted our city’s recent successes and accomplishments, and we present to you some of our upcoming plans.
Over the 2017/2018 fiscal year, Danbury has thrived and welcomed new businesses, residents and visitors. One of our largest accomplishments this year was cutting property taxes despite increased state mandates and reductions in state funding while maintaining quality service levels for our residents. We had smaller scale successes as well. Kennedy Park was the place to be this past summer as we welcomed hundreds of food aficionados on their lunch breaks at the Downtown Chow-Down. The concept developed from a brainstorming session into an award winning event that continues to grow and thrive.
We have completed the Danbury High School Freshman Academy; a state-of-the-art facility that will welcome the 2018 freshman class this Fall. The building was designed to provide a home for new students while allowing them to thrive in their academics.
Our city remains proud of its many accolades including its recognition as; a AAA Credit Rating, the Best City in Connecticut to start a small business, being ranked the 12th Most Diverse City in the United States, ranked as a “Top 50 Livable City in America,” and we were again recognized as “One of the Safest Cities in Connecticut.” From large to small we had lots of wins this year in Danbury and we are looking to double our efforts next year!
The city’s dedicated staff are what make Danbury such a great place, it is through teamwork between our employees, elected officials, city administrators, and department heads that we can continue to succeed and prosper. It has always been a priority of mine to keep residents and taxpayers informed about your city government, so I encourage you to read through this report, and to use this booklet as a source of municipal information throughout the year.
Mark D. Boughton
*As part of the Mayor’s transparency initiative, the Annual Report is hosted online for your viewing. We continue to keep City government and information accessible to all residents. This decision also promotes efficiencies including cost-savings to the City and reducing our environmental footprint by printing fewer paper copies. For residents who do prefer hard copies of this report, we still have some available throughout the offices in City Hall. You will also be able to grab a copy at the Library and Senior Center in the coming week.