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About Me

Anthony Afriyie was born and raised in the south-central Bronx and grew up in Stratford, CT. Educated in the Stratford public schools, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in philosophy from Western Connecticut State University.

Having graduated during the pandemic, he serviced with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps impacting communities in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Missouri. Whether it was doing national service or interning for the Small Minority and Business Enterprise for the City of Bridgeport, the Secretary of the State of Connecticut Denise Merrill, U.S. Representative John Larson, or in The General Assembly in Hartford, Anthony has consistently found himself working within teams of great people, to solve big problems whose scope exceeded personal gain.

Since completing his service year Anthony has been campaigning for a local land use board within his town. Anthony is the candidate for Stratford’s Zone 3’s, (District 5 and District 6) Board of Zoning Appeals because zoning shapes our communities and our lives. It’s the invisible hand that molds the locale to fit its character.

He seeks this office because he wants to be a problem solver and solution finder for his neighbors who are dissatisfied with the outcomes of their zoning situations. Anthony is interested in urban planning, and public policy. He is excited to learn more about how to encapsulate being a citizen of the world, building social capital and coalitions to foster positive change, and improve on being a citizen leader.

My Vision

Anthony wants to be your candidate for the Zone 3's Board of Zoning Appeals because zoning shapes our communities and our lives. It’s the invisible hand that molds the locale to fit its character.

Land use laws determine where we can find housing, schools, and parks and who has access to them. Anthony is running to safeguard Stratford’s lands and resources through balanced stewardship and enforce the zoning ordinance written in the towns' Zoning Regulations.

Anthony yearns to make a difference and reimagine what Stratford can be. Focusing on equity and environmental justice to propel Stratford into modern-day methods. Throughout his life, Anthony has prided himself on successful behaviors rather than successful traits or talent. Thus, if voted by his constituents, he is ready to commit the time, energy, and effort to utilize his voice and actions to advance Stratford's plan of conservation and development.

Stratford Housing Plan

Ambitiously aim to have conversations and dialogues to implement the updated Stratford Housing Plan.

HB 6107

Passage of HB 6107 is a crucial step forward in advancing housing equity. It will lead to more affordable and diverse housing options across our state - creating opportunity for all and improving lives.

Preservation

Safeguard our neighborhoods and parks open space.

Safety

Ensure buildings are safe and moved to protect tenants from unscrupulous practices.

Responsible growth

Support plans that balance a clear affordable housing and school strategy, open space, and economic development.

Coastal resiliency

I seek to identify the Town’s vulnerability to coastal flooding including the consequences of floods; and striving to Identify strategies, actions, and projects that can be employed to minimize these consequences to create a more resilient Stratford.

Environtmental justice

Focus on equity and environmental justice to propel Stratford into modern-day methods.

Media

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Press releases

October 12th 2021

Patch Feature on Anthony Afriyie

I've been humbled by all my experiences to empathize and listen carefully. Studying about government and volunteering for my country has enabled me to have a broader perspective... Read More at Patch.com for the full article

October 11th 2021

Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership

As a Segal Fellow, he is excited to learn more about how to encapsulate being a citizen of the world, building social capital and coalitions to foster positive change

Check out the Brandeis website for more about this program.

October 8th 2021

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS - ANTHONY AFRIYIE

"He seeks this office because he wants to be a problem solver and solution finder for his neighbors" Read More at The Stafford Crier for additional information about
Zone 3, District 5 and District 6

August 11th 2021

RUNFORSOMETHING ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS

Meaningful Work At The Local Level: Meet our May 2021 Endorsement Class

Head to the RUNFORSOMETHING site for additional information, and to see the entire endorsement class!

August 6th, 2021

ANTHONY AFRIYIE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY

Afriyie for Town of Stratford Zoning Board of Appeals

Anthony wants to be your candidate for the Zone 3's Board of Zoning Appeals because zoning shapes our communities and our lives. It’s the invisible hand that molds the locale to fit its character.

August 9th, 2021

STRATFORD DEMOCRATS PUBLISH SLATE

Afriyie for Town of Stratford Planning Commission

Stratford Democrats

Contact Me

There is only one way we will transform this country and that is together.

Paradise Green Pl
Stratford, CT 06614

518.833.9371

afriyie002@wcsu.edu

Election Day November 2, 2021

Vote Anthony Afriyie for Zoning Board of Appeals in Stratford.