First Selectwoman's Office

  • First Selectman Lisa Heavner

Welcome to the Town of Simsbury website. Our goal is to provide you with easy access to up-to-date information about our town.

Located just outside of Hartford in the Farmington Valley, Simsbury is an ideal location to raise a family or locate a business. A charming and historic town center hosts exciting places to dine, shop and listen to musical performances. For outdoor enthusiasts, Simsbury boasts one third of its land preserved as open space with river to ridge opportunities for hiking and river access.

Our community takes pride in Simsbury Public Schools, which are recognized as some of the best in the state with outstanding educational opportunities in engineering, biomedical sciences, arts theater and music, and an extensive selection of extracurricular opportunities. Augmented by many private and independent schools, Simsbury offers excellence in education for all.
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Office of the First Selectwoman
The first selectman is popularly elected to a two-year term. He or she acts as full-time chief executive and chief administrative officer, and presides over the Board of Selectmen. He or she serves as Personnel Director of the Town. He or she must appoint fellow Board members to numerous committees, and may appoint certain administrative officers to their positions. Most importantly, the First Selectman must oversee the faithful execution of the laws and ordinances of the Town of Simsbury.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Lisa L. Heavner First Selectwoman (860) 658-3230
Thomas Cooke Director of Administrative Services (860) 658-3230
JoAnn Martin Executive Assistant to the First Selectwoman (860) 658-3230
Melissa Appleby Deputy Director of Administrative Services (860) 658-3274