"I am honored and excited to be the on Hartford City Council with the Working Families Party. Growing up in Hartford I have always wanted to lead our community toward better opportunities for working people. As a community activist and organizer I am excited to bring new progressive energy to the table."
Wildaliz Bermudez is a Hartford native and community activist. As an original Sheff v. O’Neill plaintiff, she has spent her life fighting to improve public schools. Wildaliz has campaigned with Hartford Rising to protect and strengthen free and equal education for all.
Wildaliz firmly believes health care is a fundamental human right, and she has spent years advocating for universal health care. She took this desire to create a better American health care system to her next job at Eastern Area Health Education Center in Willimantic. She was a Navigator Coordinator for the Obamacare/Access Health CT roll out in Connecticut, managing 18 Assisters for health care enrollments in more than 38 CT towns.
During her professional career, Wildaliz has earned positions of public trust. She started working for the City of Hartford in 2009 in the Mayor's Office for Constituent Services. Her job required her to attend neighborhood meetings in the south end and to help constituents with problems and concerns. Hyacinth Yennie and the Maple Avenue Revitalization Group recognized her effort with a Community Service Award in December 2012.
While in Constituent Services, Wildaliz co-founded the municipal employees green action team to create environmentally sound daily practices in City Hall. She also has experience in the legal arena having worked as the Community Outreach Advocate for the Legal Assistance Resource Center of CT. There she enjoyed providing free workshops about legal issues to Hartford residents and taught individuals to become their own best advocates.
Currently, Wildaliz serves as the Communications Director for the CT League of Conservation Voters. She is passionate about promoting environmental awareness and bringing forth best practices at the state and municipal level to conserve our planet's resources.
Wildaliz has served her community on non-profit boards like the Connecticut Landmarks Society, the Center for Latino Progress and the Roberto Clemente Tribute Committee. She has co-hosted on the Cafe Con Luis segment on the Analeh Show on Univision.
Wildaliz earned her Bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Trinity College and her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science Education from La Universidad Metropolitana in Puerto Rico. She is happily married and lives with her spouse in Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood.