Republican Carol Bingham is seeking re-election to the Simsbury Zoning Board of Appeals.
Carol holds a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College with a concentration in Art.
Carol was an Assistant Vice President with a major Connecticut bank prior to raising her children. She was a TLC reading teacher at Squadron Line School while her children were young, and was also PTO President and Treasurer at Squadron. Later, Carol worked at UBS. Currently, she is Director of Marketing with SKY Investment Group.
Why are you seeking office?
I have enjoyed the past four years on the Zoning Board of Appeals and am honored to serve the town that I love.
What experience do you bring to the table?
I have been certified by UConn’s Land Use Academy, have served the past four years on the Simsbury ZBA, and served fourteen years on the Simsbury Library Board. As a stay-at- home mom, I have been in most of Simsbury’s neighborhoods, dropping off for car pools, having Girl Scout meetings, etc. I am very familiar with our town and want to promote positive changes as they arise.
What do you feel is the town's most pressing issue?
Simsbury’s most pressing need is to attract and keep small and large businesses in our commercial zones in order to reduce the individual tax burden and keep those on fixed incomes in our town! At the same time, we must maintain and expand the bucolic nature of our community.
What do you love most about town?
The people in our community make Simsbury special! We have a beautiful landscape, but it’s our residents’ love and enthusiasm for this community that makes it one of Money Magazine’s 50 best places to live.
What do you like to do for fun?
I moved to this area in 1981 because I wanted to ski after work and enjoy the beautiful views from Simsbury Farms. I still enjoy these activities but have added Simsbury Garden Club meetings, “chilling” at Peaberry’s, and hiking in McLean.
How can residents keep up with you?
I am usually at Peaberry’s counter on Monday mornings. Drop by!