City of Stamford Employee Recognized for Westfair’s 2019 Millennial Awards

John Varamo City of Stamford Economic Development Arts and Culture Program Manager

STAMFORD, Conn. — Today, Westfair Magazine awarded City of Stamford Economic Development Analyst John Varamo as an honoree for the Millennial Awards 2019. Varamo is one of 33 millennial-aged professionals who were recognized for their contributions to the technology or business communities in Fairfield and Westchester County.

“I am thrilled for John, and congratulate him for his years of hard work serving the City of Stamford and its community,” said Mayor David Martin. “Stamford has a significant influx of young people and a great number of dedicated professionals, so I’m glad Westfair is taking the opportunity to recognize these future leaders of our community.”

Varamo works for the City of Stamford as an Economic Development Analyst under Stamford’s Department of Economic Development, and as a Program Manager for Stamford’s Arts & Culture Commission. Since he began his career at the City of Stamford nearly four years ago, Varamo has overseen projects such as creating the City’s Economic Development website www.choosestamford.com, the restoration of the historic Stamford High School James Daugherty WPA-era mural “The World Outside,” and assisted with securing a $2 million Innovation Places grant in 2017, among many other accomplishments.

“I am proud of the work John has performed for the city, he has been an integral part in helping to build the informational foundation for the City’s Economic Development strategy,” said Director of Economic Development Thomas Madden. “This award recognizes the work he has put in to help the City move forward.”

In addition to his work at the City, Varamo also serves as an Adjunct GIS Professor at Columbia University, a Board Member for the United Way of Western Connecticut, and a Board Member of Stamford’s 2030 District.