New DSSD President Seeks to Raise the Bar for Downtown Bridgeport. Indicating an earnestness to put their money where their community-devotion-speak lies, the board of commissioners of the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) recently convened an executive search committee to appoint a new and much needed president for the organization. It appears they’ve come up with a winner in Lauren Coakley Vincent, a refreshingly, extraordinarily qualified woman with both experience and vision who came aboard on January 2.