First Selectman's Office

Office Hours: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm before Board of Selectmen meetings (2nd & 4th Mondays of the month) and by appointment

Located 25 minutes northwest of Hartford in the Farmington Valley, Simsbury is an ideal place for raising a family or growing a business. We are widely recognized for our excellent public education system, with some of the best schools in the state. Situated along the Farmington River, we take pride in our historic town center, beautiful scenery, and plentiful hiking. Simsbury is recognized as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists and features miles of trails for leisure or commuting. We have recreational opportunities for all ages including parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and a public golf course. The Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center is the summer home of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

The town takes a thoughtful approach to planning. We have a mix of quaint town centers, bucolic farmland, and commercial office space that allows our residents to live minutes from where they work. We are one of the fastest growing towns in Connecticut due to our excellent system of education, quality of life, and strong town services.

Simsbury is home to a nationally accredited Police Department committed to community policing. Our professional staff and elected government officials are committed to delivering town government that is cost-effective, fair-minded, open and compassionate.

I am interested in hearing about your concerns and what issues matter to you. Don't hesitate to stop in or call to say hello. My door is open to you!

About Eric
I am proud to be Simsbury’s first First Selectman in our new Town Manager form of government. I am a former journalist and radio show host. Currently, I work as a Lean Six Sigma consultant in the financial services industry, helping institutions better serve their customers. I am a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University and hold an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. I live in West Simsbury with my wife, Rachel, and daughter, Jayna.

Office of the First Selectman
On December 4th 2017, Simsbury transitioned to a new form of government in which the First Selectman leads the Board of Selectmen in setting policy and strategic direction for the town. The Board works in partnership with the Town Manager who serves as the chief executive and oversees the day-to-day business of the town. The First Selectman is elected to a two-year term.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Eric Wellman First Selectman (860) 658-3231