2021 Candidates


My husband and I have lived in Granby for five years, and are delighted to be part
of this terrific community. We have two adult sons, who live in the Washington,
DC area, and one dog, Murphy (who, as many of you know, was recently attacked
by a bear here in Granby – and lived to tell the tale). I am a lawyer, mediator and
businesswoman, and have practiced law more than 25 years. My husband is a
minister at a church in West Springfield and I enjoy church activities, including
serving on the Music Team. I am a member of Granby Lions Club and also serve
as Treasurer of the recently formed Friends of Granby Wildflower Meadow.

Our Board of Selectmen and our town are changing – it’s up to us to make these
changes meaningful. As an experienced attorney and businesswoman, I have spent
my career tackling difficult business and regulatory problems and finding
solutions. We need a BOS that is outward-facing and transparent, and that works
together for the good of the town and its people. Our BOS must promptly take
action when needed. As First Selectwoman, I will guide the BOS to be more
responsive, agile and representative of our community and its goals. And I promise
to work hard to listen to BOS members, our professional Town staff and YOU, the
residents of Granby.


Sally is a New England native and a resident of Granby since 1984, having settled
in the area in 1979 to start her career as a lawyer with the Hartford firm of
Robinson & Cole, where she practiced as an associate and partner until 1993. She
has served on the Granby Board of Selectmen since 1993. As a member of the Board of Selectmen, Sally has worked to protect open space in Granby and has been a supporter of Holcomb Farm. Sally believes that in a town of Granby’s size, it is important for our various boards and commissions to work
together to preserve Granby’s rural character while maintaining excellence in
education and providing necessary services for its citizens.
Sally and her Australian Shepherd therapy dogs are frequent visitors to the Granby
Schools and Bradley Airport.

“I have served on the Granby Board of Selectmen since 1993. I am familiar with
the issues that have faced our town and can draw on that long background to help
Granby face similar issues in the future. I have recently been involved in the
process of interviewing candidates and selecting our new Town Manager. This
year’s election will be an important one, as three members of the Board of
Selectmen are not running for re-election, and we will have a new Town Manager.
I believe that my background and experience will be of great help in guiding our
new Board and insuring continued good governance for our Town.”


Fred is a native son who graduated from Granby High School in 1988. He went on to
the University of Hartford and then the New England College of Optometry. Fred and
his wife, Jennifer, a pharmacist and also lifelong Granby resident, raised their three
children in Granby. All three attended the Granby schools where they received an
excellent education that prepared them for higher education and rewarding careers. In
August 2000 Fred founded Granby Family Eye Care, where he provides
comprehensive eye care to Granby and the surrounding communities. As a small
business owner providing health care, Fred hears from Granby residents every day
about their concerns, joys, and appreciation for life in a small town. He is a
frequent “pick up” basketball player in town, and also enjoys hikes with his dog
Sharlet in the open space trails Granby has to offer.

Fred brings a unique perspective and qualifications to his run for the Board of
Selectmen. Fred, who lives and owns a small business in Granby, feels the daily
impact of the decisions the town makes on the mill rate, replacing bridges, clearing
snow and keeping the schools strong and safe. He served on the Board of Finance
for more than 15 years, helping to craft the flat mill rate budgets during the
economic downturn in 2007 and most recently, during the uncertain economic
times due to the Covid Pandemic. Fred understands the competing interests of
providing needed services and responding to tax payers. He has worked to
successfully pass bond measures to improve the schools’ capital needs, purchase
open space, and improve pedestrian access to the center with more sidewalks. 
On the Board of Selectmen, Fred will provide vision and knowledge of Granby
impact the Town’s direction and future.  As a town we will have to choose how to
upgrade our communication infrastructure, rethink our waste and recycling
choices, and lessen our impact on our environment.  As a science minded, small
business owner who served on the Board of Finance, Fred will lead Granby
through these choices.