Shannon Leary

Zoning Commission

Why do I serve? I have been serving Simsbury for the better part of 20 years, and I can offer a unique perspective with regard to marginalized members of our community.

Past or present Boards/Commissions/Volunteer work:
Simsbury Board of Selectmen
Simsbury Vice Chair, Aging and Disability
Simsbury Economic Development Commission
Simsbury Zoning Commission - Alternate
CEO, Well-Served Tennis Academy
Room Parent, Squadron Line Elementary/Latimer Lane Elementary
Volunteer Founder/Inaugural Chair, Autism Speaks Connecticut
Autism Speaks CT Legislative Chair

Employment History:
Owner, Shannon Knall Special Education Advocate
Field Campaign Coordinator, Friends of Jahana Hayes
Program Coordinator, The Next Street Driving on the Spectrum

MS Organizational Behavior - University of Hartford (2000)
BS Journalism - Ohio Wesleyan (1993)

Why I love Simsbury: I have raised my children in Simsbury, and have been an integral part of Simsbury's past, present and future.  I see the same opportunities here for my children, as long as there are people to advocate for them and their voices are heard.  There is no place more beautiful at any time of year. We are working through both difficult and necessary discussions about the future of our community, and I am confident we can make it one which is inclusive, dynamic and affordable.