Connecticut’s first lady Cathy Malloy has been named the new leader of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, a non-profit organization a few blocks away from the State Capitol that helps organize Taste of Hartford, sends children to art camp during the summer and helped the beatification of Pope Park.

Malloy stepped down from running a rape crisis center in June after moving to Hartford with her husband, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

The Arts Council receives about $130,000 a year in state grants through the Connecticut Office of the Arts, according to a spokeswoman. Cathy Malloy’s salary was not immediately available.

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