Andrea Gartner is a lifelong resident of the Greater Danbury Area. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Government from Georgetown University, Andrea worked and traveled extensively in the hotel industry before settling to raise her family. During this time, she pursued a Master’s degree in history from Western CT State University and involved herself in community and fundraising activities including helping establish the Ridgefield Playhouse.
Presently, she is Vice President of the Cultural Alliance of Western CT, a board director of the Regional YMCA of Western CT, and a member of the Habitat for Humanity advisory council. From February 2007 through May 2015, she has been Executive Director of CityCenter Danbury and currently serves on the Danbury Main Street Partnership, the Regional Advisory Council of Naugutuck Community College, and is a founding coordinator of the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative.
Andrea is a passionate advocate for creating downtown Danbury as the most attractive place in Danbury for people to invest their time, money and talent. In May of 2015, Andrea became a Downtown Danbury commercial property owner and opened her business, Gartner & Main, offering community, business and economic development consultation.