Heidi Green became President of 1000 Friends of Connecticut in the fall of 2005. She has worked in community development and affordable housing for 18 years in Connecticut with the Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund, the Connecticut Housing Coalition, and Community Opportunities Group, Inc. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford.
1000 Friends of Connecticut is a smart growth education and advocacy organization. Its mission is to build understanding, support, and leadership for policies and practices that revitalize neighborhoods, strengthen our economy, and preserve the character and quality of life in Connecticut.
In 2008, 1000 Friends of Connecticut has focused on policies to wean municipalities from fiscal zoning; give them incentives to better coordinate land use decisions, economic development, transportation, housing and local service delivery; and provide much needed property tax relief.