Wendy Mackstutis

First Selectman

Why I serve? I serve because it is important that the people we elect and appoint to town boards and commissions represent the residents of Simsbury fairly and honestly.  Having lived in Simsbury for 32 years, I share in the collective experience of many residents, following my children through the school system, volunteering in local youth sports programs, participating in recreation activities and creating long standing friendships in town. As a Selectman since 2019, I want to continue working to help shape the future of Simsbury.

Past or present Boards/Commissions/Volunteer work: I currently serve on the Personnel Subcommittee, and as liaison for the BOS to the Board of Education, Technology Task Force, Aging and Disability Commission and Community for Care. As a Simsbury Mom, my past volunteer work includes serving on the Simsbury Youth Hockey Board of Directors, room parenting at both Tootin’ Hills and Tariffville Schools and many years at the Simsbury Little League/Babe Ruth snack shacks.

Employment History:  In 2018, I stepped down from a 25-year Corporate IT career that started with 10 years at the Travelers and ended with 14 years at Optum /UnitedHealth Care).  Between those 2 companies, I was with my growing family, working as a Stay-at-home Mom. I am currently the IT Director on a part-time basis for Airway Management Education Center, well known in the industry for the Difficult Airway Course. 

Education:  A proud graduate of Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield CT, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics/Finance from University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. 

Why I love Simsbury: The sense of community and familiarity that I feel living here, is why I love this town. I will always consider Simsbury my home, having lived her longer than anywhere else in my life. The scenic nature of our town, along with our local businesses, where I can shop, eat and drink coffee with friends, makes this a great place to live.

Fun Fact: I’ve seen Bruce Springsteen over 20 times, starting in 1975 with the Born to Run tour. (I have the ticket stubs to prove it!)