G. Kenneth Bernhard Appointed to Fidelco Board
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Cohen and Wolf, P.C., a full-service law firm with four offices in Fairfield and New Haven counties, is pleased to announce that attorney G. Kenneth Bernhard has been appointed to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation Board of Trustees. He previously served on the board from 1997 to 2000.
Fidelco, a non-profit organization based in Bloomfield, Conn., breeds, trains and places its own, unique breed of German shepherd guide dogs with people who have visual disabilities. It is New England’s only guide dog school.
Mr. Bernhard, and his wife, Alice Mulligan, have been active volunteers with Fidelco since 1989, when they began raising guide dog puppies – seven in total. For several years in the late 90’s, Ms. Mulligan was Fidelco’s marketing director.
“I am pleased to reprise my role with an organization that has done so much to advance the independence of the blind and visually impaired,” said Ken Bernhard. “The dogs provide a valuable service as well as serving as loving companions”
In addition to his work with Fidelco, Mr. Bernhard devotes a great deal his non-professional time to civic and professional organizations throughout Connecticut, including served, or presently serving, as: a member of the Board of Directors of the Westport Public Library; Nursing & Home Care; The Westport Chamber of Commerce; The Norwalk Human Services Council; Earthplace; the Westport Historical Society; and the Aspetuck Land Trust.
Mr. Bernhard, a former State Representative, is a principal in Cohen and Wolf's Municipal, Business & Corporate, Real Estate and Family Law Groups. He represents municipalities and a wide range of businesses, as well as individuals, in litigation, real estate, and commercial matters. Mr. Bernhard has extensive experience in all phases of municipal law, including land use, administrative appeals, condemnations, foreclosures, contracts and the drafting of municipal legislation. He presently serves as town attorney for the Town of Wilton (since 1992).