Rep. Jeffery Berger (D-Waterbury) is pleased to announce the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD)/CT Office of Tourism (COT) awarded Mattatuck Historical Society a $25,000 grant from the Marketing Challenge Grant Program.

“For over 200 years, the Mattatuck Historical Society has been dedicated to preserving the history of the area formerly known as Mattatuck and serving as an indispensable source of information for those residents and visitors that desire to learn more,” Rep. Berger said. “I thank Governor Malloy and DECD/COT for their steadfast support of this important informational resource.”

The Marketing Challenge Grant Program assists non-profit tourism entities in their efforts to promote attractions and events that are open to visitors. The grant program creates a partnership between COT and its constituents, supports promotion of product development and extends statewide strategic marketing efforts.

Rep. Berger is Deputy Speaker of the House and represents the 73rd Assembly District in Waterbury. He serves on the Finance, Judiciary and Executive Nominations Committees.