Sunday, April 24, 2022: Ridgefield’s State Representative Aimee Berger-Girvalo was joined by First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Planning & Zoning Chair Robert Hendrick, 24th district Senator Julie Kushner, 26th district State Senator Will Haskell, Democratic 26th district State Senate nominee Ceci Maher, Democratic 42nd district State Assembly nominee Keith Denning, and a large team of local residents in leading Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee’s 2nd annual Ballard Green community service beautification project.
The down-in-the-dirt clean up and beautification project was a terrific success, drawing young and not-so-young members of the diverse Ridgefield community in a celebration of spring, Earth Day, and service to one another in the best tradition of the caring, compassionate, and service-focused Ridgefield community. State Representative Berger-Girvalo said, “I love this service project. It was inspiring to see so many from across our community come out to help beautify and cheer the grounds of Ballard Green, brightening the world of its residents.”
Operated under the Ridgefield Housing Authority (RHA) under the Congregate, Elderly, Affordable, and Moderate programs, Ballard Green was the first affordable housing created by the Town of Ridgefield. Opened in 1979 in the park-like setting on Gilbert Street, Ballard Green currently includes 65 housing units for elderly, disabled (of any age), or moderate income residents.
See photos of the 2022 clean up below: