Once again we are pleased to report that in the recently concluded session of the Connecticut Legislature, the General Assembly and the Governor reached a comprise budget that provides funding for the Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country for FY ’16 and FY’17. The final budget has a decrease of 12%, or $67,984, for ERTD.
We appreciate that the needs were greater than ever this year and that achieving a final budget was a difficult process. Our special thanks go to the ERTD Board of Directors, the tourism industry constituents, the State Senators and Representatives of Eastern Connecticut as well as the municipal leaders of our region. To each of you who testified, called, wrote, and talked to members of the Legislative and Executive branches of the State on behalf of the District and the work we do – we know it is because of your efforts that the State will continue to invest in our work.
— Ed Dombroskas, Executive Director, Eastern Regional Tourism District