Term: 12/01/19 - 11/30/23
225 Alexander Avenue, 06705
Elizabeth Crichton Brown, has over thirty years of experience in public service both as an elected official and as the Legislative Director for the State Commission on Children. She currently is the sole proprietor of E.C. Brown Government Relations Consulting business. After a successful career in teaching for ten years, she was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives, 74th District in Waterbury, in 1987 and served for six years. She played a leadership role in the state’s recycling law and championed civil rights and education reform.
After her legislative tenure, she became the Legislative Director for the State Commission on Children, promoting public policies for children and families including the pre-school School Readiness grant; anti-bullying, childcare, health care, fatherhood initiative, and the Neighborhood Revitalization Law, NRZ’s. Many cities throughout Connecticut adopted the NRZ model of neighborhood revitalization that focuses on empowering neighborhood residents to work more collaboratively with municipal government.
Mrs. Brown is an active community volunteer serving as Co-Chair of the School Readiness Council; Chair of the Mayor’s Early Childhood Cabinet; Chair of the United Way Education Impact Council; and also state organizations, including the Vice President of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, CABE President and Board Member of the State Education Resource Center.
She is a member of the Waterbury Board of Education since 2011, serving as President from 2015-2019. She is committed to addressing the achievement gap among children of color and works tirelessly to ensure equity and access to opportunity for all students.
Mrs. Brown is a lifelong resident of Waterbury and is married to Lynn Richard Brown and has three grown children, Kristin Mitnick, Lynn R. Brown III, and John S. Brown and five grandchildren, ages 13 to 20 years old.