Andrea is a lifelong resident of the Greater Danbury area currently residing in Downtown Danbury. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Government from Georgetown University, Andrea worked and traveled extensively in the hospitality industry before settling to raise her family in Ridgefield, CT. During this time, she pursued a Master’s degree in history and teaching certification in secondary education (social studies) from Western Connecticut State University and involved herself in community and fundraising activities including helping establish the Ridgefield Playhouse. She is Vice President of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and Board Member of the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut.
From February 2007 until May 2015, she was the Executive Director of CityCenter Danbury. In May 2015, she established a consultancy company focusing on community, business and economic development. Successful Gartner & Main LLC projects include the commission of the Hatter’s Monument at City Hall unveiled in June 2016 and the opening of Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe in downtown Danbury in June 2017.
Currently, she serves on the Zoning Commission, the regional advisory council of Naugatuck Valley Community College, the Greater Danbury Area Women’s Business Council and the Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Advisory Council. She is a founding coordinator of the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative and a former member of the Danbury Main Street Partnership. She is also Chair of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee.
Andrea encourages everyone to join the community of urban enthusiasts and creatives behind the resurgence of Danbury’s downtown! She passionately and actively works to make downtown Danbury the most appealing place for all to invest their time, money and talent.