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Courtney District Director Ayanti Grant to be Recognized by NAACP Among 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut

October 12, 2021
Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) celebrated the announcement that Ayanti Grant will be recognized by the NAACP among the 100 most influential blacks in the State of Connecticut. Ms. Grant oversees the operations of Rep. Courtney’s office throughout eastern Connecticut as District Director, and joins a group of other community leaders, industry trailblazers, and influencers who will be recognized by the NAACP at a ceremony on October 23rd.

“Congratulations to Ayanti on this remarkable achievement, and thank you to the NAACP for recognizing the years of dedication and hard work she’s contributed to our communities here in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney. “Everyone on our team, and everyone who works with our office knows what an outstanding leader Ayanti is—she treats every constituent with respect, intelligence, and kindness, and she is one-hundred percent focused on getting results. Ayanti has made a difference in the lives of countless citizens, young and old, from every corner of the Second District’s massive area. She helps people from all industries and backgrounds in our region move their most important work forward, and there’s no doubt she’s earned this recognition. My team and I are proud to work alongside her, and we’re grateful that her outstanding work and leadership will be recognized by the NAACP.”

Ms. Grant has worked alongside Congressman Courtney since March 2007—one of his first team members following election in 2006. She began her tenure as the office’s constituent services representative, specializing in immigration, international issues, and passport services. Ms. Grant earned her Juris Doctorate in 2005 from Southern New England School of Law, and her undergraduate degree in 2001 from Hofstra University.

The NAACP will host a ceremony to recognize the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut on October 23rd, at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket. Click here to read more.

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