MEET THE TEAM

We’re an energized team that brings forth a wide range of skills to help our community. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you! Join us!

WILDALIZ BERMUDEZ (WIZ)

Councilwoman (WFP)

Elected to the Hartford City Council in November of 2015, Bermudez is now on her second term as a Hartford WFP City Council member.  She has fought around a variety of issues ranging from police accountability, housing, resources for immigrant communities, and refugee protections. In 2019 Trinity College honored her as one of “50 for the Next 50” and in 2018, she was named one of CT Magazine’s “40 Under 40” for her work in the community. She is a graduate of the Hartford Public School system with a Trinity undergrad and a Masters in Environmental Science from Puerto Rico. She lives in Hartford’s Asylum Hill Neighborhood with her husband and baby. 

Email me: Wildaliz.Bermudez@hartford.gov

JOSH MICHTOM

Councilman (WFP)

Josh Michtom was elected to the Hartford City Council in November, 2019. Josh is an Assistant Public Defender at the Connecticut Office of the Chief Public Defender and a proud member of AFSCME Local 381. He is also one of the co-founders of the Hartford Deportation Defense Group (along with many activists). He was recognized in 2017 by the South Side Neighborhood Institute for his work raising money to acquire and repair musical instruments to Hartford Public Schools and in 2018 for volunteer work with families displaced by Hurricane Maria, which included translation, advocacy, and moving furniture. He has worked with Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez to organize and conduct community conversations on public safety and civil rights issues around Hartford, and his writing on legal and community matters has appeared in the Hartford Courant, Slate.com, and the New York Times. He lives in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood. 

Email me: Joshua.Michtom@hartford.gov

RENATO MUGUERZA CALLE

Executive Assistant to Councilwoman Bermudez

Renato Muguerza Calle is a community organizer and Executive Assistant to Councilwoman Bermudez. He has spent many years fighting for immigrant rights and economic justice as an organizer for CT Students for a Dream, the Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance and Connecticut Working Families. He has spoken on panels, facilitated conferences and has a degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut, but his proudest achievement has been recruiting and mentoring many of the young leaders that make up the immigrant rights movement in Connecticut today. He lives in Hartford’s south end with his partner and their good dog.

Email me: Renato.MuguerzaCalle@hartford.gov

MADYSON FRAME

Executive Assistant to Councilman Michtom

Madyson Frame is a young multifaceted artist residing in Hartford, CT. From an early age she began her passion to better her community through art and activism by getting involved in programs like; Heads Up Hartford, Compass Youth Collaborative and Hartford Decide$. She has been a performing artist since the age of 13 sharing her spoken word at a variety of events from art performances to protests and rallies. She has built a strong connection with the people of Hartford, holding on to a family legacy of advocating for change and giving voices to the voiceless.

Email me: Madyson.Frame@hartford.gov

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