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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Congressman Courtney Joins NAACP Robertsine Duncan Youth Council in Celebrating Ayanti Grant

January 18, 2019
Press Release

Norwich – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) joined in celebrating Ayanti Grant, who was recognized with an award from the NAACP Robertsine Duncan Youth Council at their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon for her years of commitment and dedication to public service in Norwich, CT. Ms. Grant, who oversees the operations of Congressman Courtney’s office in Norwich as District Director, was recognized in particular for her work in administering service to youth and families. Following the award ceremony, Congressman Courtney made the following statement:

“I want to thank the Norwich NAACP for conferring the Youth Council award on Ayanti, who is a splendid role model for young people because of her inclusive record of success.”  

Ms. Grant has worked alongside Congressman Courtney since March 2007, one of his first hires following his election in 2006. She began her tenure as the office’s constituent services representative specializing in immigration, international issues and passport services. Prior to joining the office Ms. Grant served as clerk for Judge Cynthia Swenton at the Norwich District Court specializing in family law.  She received her law degree in 2005 from Southern New England School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in 2001.