Town Council Biographies

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Nancy Nickerson, Chair, Republican

45 Farmington Ridge Drive
Farmington, CT 06032

Nancy Nickerson is a life long resident of Farmington and a graduate of Farmington High School class of 1972 and Hartwick College in 1976. Nancy is married to Alan Nickerson and they have 3 children - Andrew, Liz and Becca. Nancy worked for the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut in the office of the Reporter of Judicial Decisions. As a member of the Farmington Board of Education for 16 years, she was Chairman for 10 years and served on many committees and building projects in the schools. Nancy was appointed by Governor Jodi Rell to the Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations and served on the Board of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. Nancy is a Corporator of the Farmington Bank and serves on the Renovations Committee for the Barney Library. She volunteers and holds offices on many community boards and organizations such as Services for the Elderly, a driver for Meals on Wheels, the Farmington Food Pantry, Friends of the Farmington Library, the Farmington Historical Society, the Farmington Land Trust, and the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.

Patti Boye-Williams, Democrat- Second District 

17 Westview Terrace
Unionville, CT  06085

Patti Boye-Williams is an environmental and renewable energy lawyer in private practice in Hartford; she is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut, having represented the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. She lives in Unionville with her husband Chad (a professor at CCSU) and her two school-age daughters. Patti is a Girl Scout Troop Leader and has volunteered her time with school PTOs since 2011. Patti can often be found running on the rails-to-trails and around the neighborhood. In order to ensure Town Council decisions remain transparent and inclusive, she welcomes input and questions from the community about town issues.

Bruce CharetteDemocrat- First District

123 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032

Bruce Charette and his partner of more than 20 years Dan Bailey moved to Farmington in 2013 from Plainville, where he was a member of the Downtown Revitalization Committee. Before joining the Town Council, Bruce was appointed alternate to The Farmington Historic District Commission and elected as an alternate to The Farmington Town Planning and Zoning (TPZ). And his service on TPZ led to an appointment on the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG). He is a 31+ year professional with Cigna Corporation and has held a variety of management-level positions.

Paul Cianci, Republican- Second District 

1 Chatsworth Place
Farmington, CT  06032

Paul Cianci and his wife, Angela, have two sons, Carl John (CJ) and Luke. Paul was born and raised in Connecticut. Following his graduation from Villanova University (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - 2008, Master of Science in Civil Engineering - 2009), he returned to Connecticut to begin his career as a structural engineer. Currently, he is employed by his family's third generation engineer firm, where he serves as Vice President. Paul's prior public service includes Public Building Commission and Exchange Club experiences.

Edward Giannaros, Democrat- Second District 

9 Mallard Drive
Farmington, CT 06001

Edward Giannaros is a life-long resident of Farmington. He is a financial analyst with experience in data analysis, forecasting and long-term planning. He has worked at The Travelers since 2007. Edward earned his MBA (with a concentration in Finance) from The Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford, and his BBA in International Business from The George Washington University. He attended Farmington public schools and graduated from Farmington High School. Edward served on the Zoning Board of Appeals from 2006-2017, and was elected Chairman of ZBA for five of those years.

Beth Kintner, Democrat- First District 

24 Farmstead Lane
Farmington, CT 06032

Beth Kintner is a 20-year Farmington resident. Her community involvement has included a decade with the PTOs of Noah Wallace and West Woods Schools, volunteer work for Farmington Youth Baseball League and the booster clubs for Farmington High School Boys’ Baseball and Boys’ Soccer, the Superintendent’s Parent Leadership Forum, as well as tutoring with the Greater Hartford Literacy Volunteers. Beth has also lead Farmington Future, a nonpartisan group that advocates for Farmington’s schools and town services; informs the public of key issues and the priorities and actions of local elected officials, and encourages residents to be active and engaged in the town’s budget process and other important town issues. Beth earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work; and has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector as a case manager, program director, and grants administrator. Along with her husband Thomas; she lives in town with their three sons, Ben, Reese, and Grant; who all attend Farmington Public Schools.

 C.J. Thomas, Republican- First District

18 Hobart Street
Farmington, CT 06032

C.J. Thomas has a background that includes thirty plus years of experience in business, finance, and government. His company, Ray H. Morris, is in the distribution business and has serviced the steel turning industry for almost eighty years. The company has also supplied products for the ground source heat pump (geothermal) industry. He and his wife Alex raised their two children, Charlie & Chris, in Farmington. During those years they spent countless hours working with and volunteering in the Farmington Public School system, including Friends of Music and various sports teams. They are members of St. Patrick Church and make great use of the miles of trails throughout town. Community involvement was always an integral part of the Thomas family life. Over the years C.J. has served on many boards and commissions throughout town including the Town Council, TPZ, FVGLA, BAC, Retirement Board, Green Efforts Committee, WPCA and BFF.