West Hartford State Rep. Receives ‘Statesman of the Year Award’

State Rep. Andy Fleischmann receives the Statesman of the Year Award standing with Rep. Kevin Ryan (right). Submitted photo
State Rep. Andy Fleischmann receives the Statesman of the Year Award standing with Rep. Kevin Ryan (right). Submitted photo


Date posted: April 2, 2015

VINCENT SALZO

West Hartford State Representative Andy Fleischmann (D-18) recently received the “Statesman of the Year Award” for his contributions to education and environmental causes.

Fleischmann was honored at the 5th Annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremonies, which was held in Hartford on March 26.

“I’m deeply honored to have been selected to receive this recognition from the Peace Island Institute, an organization that is committed to protecting children, safeguarding the environment, and promoting peaceful coexistence,” Fleischmann said in a statement.

The Friendship Dinner is organized by Peace Islands Institute (PII), a non-profit organization that promotes peace, cross-cultural tolerance, and human dignity by showing support to select individuals and institutions in Connecticut that work toward promoting unity, education, welfare and progress. The group supports practices to achieve world peace by creating the realms of peaceful coexistence, or “peace islands”.

“We are pleased to have presented Rep. Andrew Fleischmann with our ‘Statesperson of the Year’ award for his contributions to environmental awareness and the educational field,” said Mehmet Erdogdu, Director of the Peace Island Institute’s Connecticut Chapter.

Source: West Hartford , March 31, 2015


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