Tony Braz

Zoning Commission

Why do I serve?  I'd like to do my part to make Simsbury a vibrant, welcoming community that provides a wide range of opportunities to all its residents.

Past or present Boards/Commissions/Volunteer work:  Zoning Commission, Director and Secretary, Simsbury Historical Society, Simsbury Farms Commission (past), Provided pro bono legal services to Tariffville Village Association and Town Farm Dairy, including preparing corporate documents and filing for 501c3 non-profit status

Past member of board of directors: Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters; American Red Cross (CT Chapter); and Pro Bono Partnership

Employment History: Law Clerk, US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones), Litigation Associate at Day, Berry & Howard,
Corporate Counsel at United Technologies Corporation, Retired in 2016

BA - University of Rhode Island (Political Science) - 1983
JD - Duke University - 1986

Why I love Simsbury: I love the small town feel and the easy access to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Simsbury is a great place to raise a family, with excellent schools, a diverse, engaged community and top-notch services for its residents. The town has maintained a good balance of open spaces and economic development as it has grown in population.

Fun Fact:  I'm probably the biggest Duke basketball fan in town