Volunteers Wanted – Economic Development Commission

The Town of Simsbury is seeking volunteers for its Economic Development Commission.  One vacant slot is for a term expiring October 10, 2023. Per Town Charter, because the resignation occurred by a registered Republican, the slot must be filled by an individual registered with the Republican Party. A second slot is to fill a recently vacated seat on the Commission with a term expiring on October 10, 2024. Per Town Charter, because the resignation occurred by a registered Unaffiliated, the slot may be filled by an individual registered as an Unaffiliated, Republican or Democrat.

The ideal candidates will have a business background and/or a marketing background, with preference given to a current Simsbury business owner.

The Economic Development Commission consists of seven voting members appointed to three-year terms.  The Commission serves as an advisory board to the Board of Selectmen, and is responsible for assisting with promoting and developing the economic resources of the Town, and in conjunction with the Town Manager, advancing the Town’s economic development goals as defined by the Board of Selectmen.  The Commission meets monthly, and more often as needed as special projects or initiatives arise.

Interested individuals should visit https://simsburyctboards.vt-s.net/ and click on “New Volunteer Form” to submit an application.  Volunteers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The Board of Selectmen Personnel Sub-Committee will review submitted applications and will meet with candidates selected for an interview.