About DSSD

Staff + Board

Meeting Minutes

News + Reports

Sponsorship

What We Do

As the Business Improvement District for the Park City, the mission of the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) is to promote the preservation and development of the downtown business district; make the area more attractive and accessible; and enhance the public perception of downtown Bridgeport through overseeing and managing its appearance, security, and cleanliness.  The DSSD is operated under the direction of a nine member Board of Commissioners representing property owners in downtown Bridgeport.

What is a Downtown Special Services District?

As the Business Improvement District for the Park City, the mission of the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) is to promote the preservation and development of the downtown business district; make the area more attractive and accessible; and enhance the public perception of downtown Bridgeport through overseeing and managing its appearance, security, and cleanliness.  The DSSD is operated under the direction of a nine member Board of Commissioners representing property owners in downtown Bridgeport.

Our Services 

We bolster the sense of culture and community in the heart of Downtown through open space beautification, our friendly team of Ambassadors who keep the district clean and safe, and a diverse array of activities, including the Color It In program and the Downtown Farmers Market. 

Our District

The Downtown is bounded on the east by the Pequonnock River, by Route 8 on the west, by Interstate 95 to the south, and by East Washington Avenue to the north.

Staff + Board

Officers

Philip Pires, Chair
C&W Associates II, LLP

Kim Morque, Vice Chair
Main State Ventures LLC

Eric Gross, Treasurer
John Broadcannon, LLC

Robert Schneider, Secretary
Jimmy’s A & N, LLC, Ex Officio

Commissioners

Karolyn Egbert
Trefz Corporation

Justin Goldberg
Goldenvaal Investments, LLC

David Iassogna
People’s United Bank

Philip Kuchma
Kuchma Corporation

Ryan McClay
Forstone Capital, LLC

Max Pastor
Bordentown DB, LLC

Bridgeport DSSD Staff

Lauren Coakley Vincent
President + CEO

Harold Hasell
Operations Manager, Block-By-Block

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Protocol

The Downtown Special Services District Board of Commissioners meets monthly, on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm. Meetings are open to the public. The agenda for each meeting will be:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Recognition of Guests
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5.  Report from the City
  6. President’s Report
  7. Reports of Standing and Special Committees
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business 

Special + Standing Committees

The Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) also has special and standing committees, which meet on a monthly basis. Their regularly scheduled meetings are held in the DSSD office, open to the public, and set as follows:

Executive Committee: First Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

Physical Conditions: Last Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

Public Safety: Last Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

Special Events + Marketing: First Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

2019 Minutes

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2018 Minutes

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2017 Minutes

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