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Speaker Lunch with New Haven Mayor Toni Harp

Date : Friday 13-Apr-2018
Time : 12:00-2:00pm
Venue : 13/F, The China Club, The Old Bank of China Building, Central
Event fee for pay in advance : HK$450.00 (Member)
: HK$550.00 (Associate)
  : HK$550.00 (Guest)
Event fee for pay at door : HK$450.00 (Member)
: HK$550.00 (Associate)
  : HK$550.00 (Guest)
Sign-up Deadline : Friday 13-Apr-2018
Contact Person : Rawen Huang: rawen.huang@aya.yale.edu

Speaker Lunch: New Haven and The Innovation Economy: Positioning New Haven as a Global Destination with Town-Gown Cooperation and Resolve

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 2:00PM

Venue: 13/F, The China Club, The Old Bank of China Building, Central

Cost (includes lunch): HK$450 (members); HK$550 (associates/guests)

NOTE: For non-members, please send an email to rawen.huang@aya.yale.edu to register.  Spaces are limited so sign up early!

Yale Club of Hong Kong, Yale-China Association, and The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong are pleased to welcome Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven and graduate of the Yale School of Architecture to Hong Kong!

Mayor Harp will speak to us on the status of New Haven, its long partnership with Yale, and the City’s new sister city relationship with Changsha. She is visiting China with a delegation of New Haven citizens representing education, business, technology, medicine and the arts, and will travel to Changsha for official ceremonies and business development after her visit to Beijing. 

Mayor Toni Harp

Mayor Toni Harp was raised in Salt Lake City, the youngest of six children. Both parents worked to support the household; Toni’s tireless work ethic is a function of lessons learned from her parents.

In the 1960s, Toni moved to the south side of Chicago to attend Roosevelt University. After she earned a degree in English she began working for the American Society of Planning Officials, launching a lifelong interest in urban planning and how cities work. From there, Toni was recruited to study at Yale’s School of Architecture where she earned a Master’s degree.

Toni’s public service in elected office began first as a member of New Haven’s Board of Aldermen, and then for 21 years as state Senator for Connecticut’s 10th District. Toni is now the first woman ever to serve as Mayor of New Haven; she is presently serving her third term.

Throughout her distinguished career, Toni’s policy priorities have never changed:

  • Full access to affordable healthcare, regardless of ethnic, cultural, or economic differences.
  • A responsive and effective public safety network working hand-in-hand with an equitable criminal justice system.
  • Maximizing opportunity for each individual student through public education, with particular emphasis on early childhood learning and development of reading skills.
  • Job creation and economic development so city residents can enjoy the rewards and responsibilities of productive engagement, and so a vibrant city can provide necessary services without putting an excessive burden on taxpayers.

Toni Harp has lived in New Haven for more than 40 years and was the Homeless Service Director at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center for more than 20 years.

Contact Person: Rawen Huang (rawen.huang@aya.yale.edu), Carolyn Yeh (carolyn.yeh@aya.yale.edu)