Bill Wadsworth, a lifelong resident of Farmington, is committed to public service following a long family tradition. A member of the Farmington Town Council since 2000, Bill has a number of responsibilities associated with the Town of Farmington in addition to serving as a First District representative. He has served as Chair of the Farmington High School Addition and Renovation Building Committee, Chair of the Farmington Fire Station Building Committee and as the Town Council liaison to the West Woods Upper Elementary School Building Committee. Current service includes being the Town Council liaison to the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, the Town Council liaison to the Town Plan and Zoning Commission and as a member of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. Service to the Town of Farmington outside of our boundaries includes representing Farmington as a member of the Capitol Region Council of Governments Legislative Action Committee and as a representative to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. As Chair of the Land Acquisition Committee, he has been instrumental in leading the Town Council to acquire more than 758 acres of property to hold as open space for the town.
Bill Wadsworth was the Vice President of CASLE Corporation located in Avon, Connecticut. CASLE is a design-build and development company, responsible for the construction of many industrial, commercial and educational facilities in the Farmington Valley and throughout the State of Connecticut. Some of his Farmington projects include projects include the Trumpf Campus buildings (3 buildings; 241,000 sf; production facility and training center); ebm Industries (2 buildings; 237,000 sf; corporate headquarters, production center and warehouse operation); Tunxis Community College (85,000 sf campus reconfiguration) and both of the Connecticare buildings (100,539 sf and 65,000 sf). Bill has spent forty seven years working in the private sector ( he started on the family farm at age eleven) and has a true appreciation for what it takes to create private sector jobs.
He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (cum laude) with a degree in Engineering and attended the Hartford Graduate Center. He grew up in Farmington, attending Noah Wallace, West District and Irving Robbins Middle School. He graduated from St. Paul High School.
Bill served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman, is a commercial and instructor rated hot air balloon pilot as well as a privately rated helicopter pilot.
He has three daughters, Abigail, Sarah and Rachel as well as three grandchildren, Tabatha, Lucy and Hugh.
Bill is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association (FVGLA) and is on the Board of Directors of the Stanley Whitman House. He is also the Treasurer for the Stanley Whitman House.
Over the years, Bill Wadsworth has been a member of Farmington Land Trust (land steward), the Farmington Rotary Club, the Hillstead Museum, the Stanley Whitman Museum, the Farmington Historical Society and the Zoning Board of Appeals. He was also elected to the Town Plan and Zoning Commission.