June 9, 2023
Media contact: David Rivera
Communications & Marketing Manager
(203) 841-8494


DERBY, CT – Transportation in the Naugatuck Valley is the topic of a public presentation set for June 28 at Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton.

The 5pm-6:45pm event — Getting from Here to There: The Future of Transportation in the Naugatuck Valley — is hosted by Plumb Memorial Library and will feature presentations by the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) and the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.

“This event is a great opportunity for the public to learn what projects will change how we travel and get around the Valley in the future,” said Sharon Closius, VCF’s President and CEO.“It also gives Valley residents the chance to express their views, ideas and opinions on what they think about transportation in the region.”

Topics for the presentation include:
• The 2022 Valley Community Index
• Major Transportation System Issues in the Valley
• Naugatuck Valley Projects Underway, and
• The Vision for the Future.

This is the first public Learning Session organized by VCF as part of the release of the 2022 Valley Community Index. The Index is an in-depth data report that spotlighted changing trends and demographics in the Valley during the last three years, and highlighted key topics including transportation, housing, healthcare, and other quality-of-life issues in the Valley.

The event is free and open to the public and food and refreshments will be served. Doors open at 5pm, and the program starts at 5:30pm. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. To register online click here or go to or call 203-751-9162.

About the Valley Community Foundation:
Established in 2004, each year the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) distributes approximately $2 million in grants that support local nonprofits and people they serve. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (TCF) to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton and receives funding from The Gates Fund and other preference funds at TCF that benefit the Valley. For more information, visit Valley Community Foundation, 253-A Elizabeth Street, Derby CT, 06418. Office: (203) 751-9162.