Michele Zommer
Planning Commission

Michele loves Connecticut!
   Michele is a lifelong Connecticut resident who grew up in nearby Southington and will proudly mark 20 years as a Southbury homeowner in December. She did undergraduate studies at UCONN in Storrs and l’Université Laval in Quebec. Family is a priority, and she has raised three children, well educated in Region 15 schools. Michele has enjoyed helping the region prosper in a variety of roles:

• Appointed as Planning Alternate in 2019 to fill a vacancy on this 3-member board.
• Adviser to the Strategic Planning Commission.
• Past president of Southbury Newcomers & Neighbors
• “Basketball mom” in the Pomperaug Basketball Community
• Member, Working Women’s Forum
• Director, Southington High School Graduate Wall of Honor
• Founder of the popular online community, Southbury Buzz

Planning Background
At many points in her 30-year marketing career, Michele has managed the interface between business and government. She worked closely with municipal officials when the Zommer family’s trash business made the Town of Farmington one of the first in the state to launch curbside recycling — ahead of state mandates. She also represented hundreds of condo owners and managers in Connecticut to help them navigate statutory complexities and protect the interests of communities.
Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, she likes to help small business harness the power of big strategic thinking, while staying true to the ethics of good customer service. Michele has won awards for integrated communications based solidly on planning and collaboration. She’s a strong writer, and her proudest moments are when her words generate recognition for the good work of other people.

Vote for Michele on Election Day Nov. 5th
Michele asks Southbury voters to choose her for a four-year term on the Southbury Planning Commission, where she hopes to help Southbury Plan Ahead — and be more proactive and protective of our commercial tax base. If elected, Michele will become the  third Democrat on the six-member board. (On the Nov. 5th ballot she will appear as the only Democrat vying for one of three open seats.)

What constitutes good government?
   “Pay our bills, plan ahead — and in Connecticut, embrace change through innovation, collaboration, and action.”