First Selectman's Office
- continuous review of the financial needs and budget requirements of the Town,
- carrying out Town ordinances, resolutions and policies and
- coordinating and guiding the Board of Selectmen in the discharge of all the Board's duties and responsibilities.
First Selectman Beth Heller was elected on May 1, 2017 to a two-year term running July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019 and was re-elected in May 2019.
Prior to the 2017 election, Beth Heller had been a member of the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen since 2008, and served as Deputy First Selectman from 2009 through June 2017. Following the untimely death of First Selectman Ed Sheehy in 2013, Beth was elected by the Board of Selectmen to finish his term as First Selectman, serving from April 25 through June 30, 2013.
Before joining the Board of Selectmen, Beth served as secretary of the Library Commission (1994 to 1998), and subsequently served for a decade as chair of the Board of Fire Commissioners (1998 to 2008). She was a Woodbridge Deputy Registrar of Voters (1997 to 1998), and a Woodbridge Registrar of Voters (1998 to 2008).
She is a past co-chair of the Woodbridge Community Council, and was instrumental in initiating the well-known “Concerts on the Green.” Beth is also an active member of the Amity Animal Rescue Fund (AARF), and is a member of the Board of Corporators of Griffin Hospital in Derby, and the Board of Directors of the East Side Burying Ground Association in Woodbridge.
Beth is a graduate of the Roger Williams School of Nursing and a registered nurse licensed in Connecticut. During her active nursing career, she worked as a charge nurse at Roger Williams General Hospital in Providence and at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston.
Beth and her husband Dr. Allen Heller have been married since 1976, and have lived in Woodbridge since 1992. They have three sons, all graduates of the Woodbridge and Amity school systems. While raising her children, Beth was active in the Beecher Road School PTO (Past Treasurer), the Amity Junior High-Bethany PTO (Past Treasurer), and the Amity Regional High School PTSO.