Anthony Afriyie

Board of Zoning Appeals

Zone 3, District 5 and District 6

Anthony Afriyie was born and raised in the south-central Bronx and grew up in Stratford, CT. Educated in the Stratford public schools, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in philosophy from Western Connecticut State University.

Having graduated during the pandemic, he serviced with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps impacting communities in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Missouri. Whether it was doing national service or interning for the Small Minority and Business Enterprise for the City of Bridgeport, the Secretary of the State of Connecticut Denise Merrill, U.S. Representative John Larson, or in The General Assembly in Hartford, Anthony has consistently found himself working within teams of great people, to solve big problems whose scope exceeded personal gain.

Since completing his service year Anthony has been campaigning for a local land use board within his town. Anthony is the candidate for Stratford’s Zone 3’s, (District 5 and District 6) Board of Zoning Appeals because zoning shapes our communities and our lives. It’s the invisible hand that molds the locale to fit its character.

He seeks this office because he wants to be a problem solver and solution finder for his neighbors who are dissatisfied with the outcomes of their zoning situations. Anthony is interested in urban planning, and public policy. He is excited to learn more about how to encapsulate being a citizen of the world, building social capital and coalitions to foster positive change, and improve on being a citizen leader.

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