My name is Art Wallace and I am running for a seat on Simsbury’s Finance Committee this November.
By way of background, I am a lifelong CT resident, having grown up a few towns over, graduated from Trinity College in Hartford and lived in Simsbury with my wife and kids for the past 20+ years. My 3 children attend Simsbury Public Schools and take part in many sports teams and activities in town.
Involvement in the community is a critical part of my lifestyle and has included various leadership roles in youth sports in town as well as being the President and Treasurer of the SHS Lacrosse boosters and an elected officer of my neighborhood homeowner’s association. Professionally I am currently in a leadership role within MassMutual’s Finance Department, serving as Vice President and Chief Actuary, giving me a solid foundation of financial acumen that will serve our community well in this role.
Simsbury is an amazing place to live, and we are all lucky to have access to top rated schools, attend concerts at Ironhorse, participate in youth sports, 5k’s, pickle ball games, etc. at our town’s great facilities. However, maintaining and improving the status of our collective lifestyle, school system, public works, community activities, etc. requires a high degree of balance in terms of making sure we are spending our precious resources on the most critical and value generating elements of what have and will continue to make Simsbury great!
I’m looking forward to bringing a highly invested, collaborative and sensible perspective to this role, working with my fellows committee members as well as the other key boards and leadership groups in town!