The day – A public memorial will be held on April 25 in honor of former NCDC president Jason Vincent


A commemorative celebration of the event of life will take place at 5 p.m. on April 25 in honor of Jason Vincent, former president of Norwich Community Development Corp. and urban planner in Stonington.

The event will take place at the Bozrah Farmers Market, 45 Bozrah St., Bozrah, and is open to the public. Registration is requested on

Vincent, 46, died on December 30 by suicide in New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia.

Food trucks will be on hand for attendees to purchase some of Vincent’s favorite foods from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to submit memorabilia or photos can submit articles to

The rainy date for the program will be May 2.

Vincent worked as Director of Planning at Stonington from 2002 to 2007 and again from 2016 to 2019. He was Deputy Executive Director at NCDC from 2012 to 2016 and returned to the agency as Senior Vice President in October 2019 before being named president this summer. of 2020 upon the retirement of former President Robert Mills.

Vincent led Norwich’s efforts to help businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis this spring and last summer, helping restaurants establish outdoor restaurants and apply for federal grants and loans. He was also the associate owner of Epicure Brewing in downtown Norwich.

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