The Granby Republican Town Committee is committed to recruiting and supporting Republican volunteers and candidates who believe in two fundamental principles:
Effective community service requires us to put the interests of Granby and its citizens above our own.
Our responsibility is to help deliver quality public services at a cost that is sensitive to the impact on taxpayers.
Mark and his family moved to Granby in 2009 and have been active in the community ever since. Mark is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Education and is completing his sixth year on the Board. His other community service includes: Friends of Holcomb Farm, CPPAC, and coaching Granby kids in baseball and basketball.
Board of Selectmen
Kelly O. Rome
Kelly grew up in Granby and returned with her husband to raise her two sons. She has been active in the community volunteering on several boards and committees including the Granby PTO, Rovers, Zoning Board of Appeals and currently serves on the Board of Finance and Junior Achievement of Southern New England Board of Directors. She has 30+ years experience in the Financial Services industry.
For the last 16 years I have served on the Board of Selectman, and prior to that I had served on the Board of Assessment Appeals and as Town Constable. I am a graduate of Granby Memorial High School and a Granby Native. Currently I work at Randstand Technologies in Windsor.
Board of Finance
James and his family moved to Granby from Long Island, NY in 2012. James is a Vice President of Global Sales in the Musical Instrument Industry with a strong background in Planning and Finance. James is a volunteer who has served on the Granby Recreational Services Board and was elected to the Board of Finance two years ago. In addition, James volunteers as a Youth Sports Coach for Lacrosse, Baseball, Basketball and Soccer. He is a proud Freemason and enjoys the philanthropic activities as well as the history of the organization.
Al's work on behalf of Granby includes over 18 years on the Granby Board of Finance; President of Holcomb Farm Learning Center and the co-chair of a successful capital campaign to support the farm’s infrastructure; being instrumental in bringing the YMCA to Granby and serving as its President; Member of the GMHS Building Committee and Kearns School Utilization Committee; Member of the Granby Education Foundation; heading the local United Way Budgets and Admissions Committee; and Senior Van Driver. Al was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Granby Chamber of Commerce in 2008.
Board of Education
Donna Nolan has lived in Granby for over 10 years with her husband, Terry, and their children Tim (GMHS class of 2018), Maria (GMHS class of 2020) and John (GMHS class of 2023). Donna received her BA in Political Science from Rutgers College in 1991 and her JD from Seton Hall School of Law in 1994. Donna practiced environmental litigation for over 12 years. She retired from the law when she moved to Connecticut in 2006. Since moving to Connecticut, Donna has been active in her Church, St. Mary’s Simsbury. She taught fitness classes at the Farmington Valley YMCA for almost 10 years.
Sarah and her husband moved to Granby in 2006 with their young children. While Sarah was born, raised, and educated in Maine, the Thrall family has been in Connecticut for over 375 years where they continue to farm the same land in Windsor since they settled there 12 generations ago. They chose to raise our family in Granby because of the quality of the schools and the small-town character of this close-knit community. It has been a perfect fit.
Board of Assessment Appeals
Dorcus has resided in Granby since the age of 10. Her husband, Tom, and his family have lived in Granby for many generations. Dorcus and Tom both attended Granby schools and were members of some of the first graduating classes of Granby Memorial High School. They raised their family here and are now enjoying their retirement years. They have two sons, who also reside in Granby with their families.
Dorcus retired from the Town of Granby in 2018 after 31 years serving as the Assistant Assessor.
Planning and Zoning
Eric has lived in Granby for more than 38 years. He and his wife Mary have raised their three children in Granby and their youngest is still in GMHS. Eric is a graduate of the University of Hartford with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He works at the Hartford Insurance Group and will celebrate his 30-year work anniversary in 2022.
Eric has served on the Conservation Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission as both an alternate and full member. Eric’s other interests include working on his 200-plus year-old home, gardening and being a licensed commercial rotorcraft and private airplane pilot.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Bob's parents moved to Connecticut from Holland in 1951 because of the great opportunities presented to them after the ravages of WWII. He is a first generation American. His parents instilled in me the virtue of participating in one’s community as well as a strong work ethic. These virtues extend to my participation in groups and in local government. It was important to always give back with humility and gratitude. This is the reason I joined the Zoning Board of Appeals in the late 1990s. I have learned quite a lot about our town and zoning rules. It is my opinion that the judgments made on each request is a balance of adherence to the zoning laws and the wishes of property owners to improve and or modify their land.
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate
William P. (Liam) O’Leary, emigrated from Ireland in 1967. He worked on a farm, training and riding horses, planting and harvesting hay and grain. In 1971, and was admitted to University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 1975, he did an internship and one year of residency at New Bolton Center, the large animal hospital of the Veterinary School. In 1977, Liam joined Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital, where he worked as a large animal veterinarian for 38 years.
John E. Adams
John has been a resident of Granby since 1990. He and his wife Cindy have raised two children in town. John has served as First Selectman, Selectman, Chairman of the Charter Revision Commission and as Vice Chairman of CPPAC. He is active statewide serving on the Board of Material Innovation and Recycling Authority and the Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals. John is a Senior Vice President at Tetra Tech. He is the Town Treasurer and is currently seeking his 4th term as Moderator.