Meet Susanne

Susanne Witkowski, a Republican, is serving in her second term on the Board of Selectmen.

Susanne previously served on the Thompson Board of Finance for six years. Susanne also served on the Thompson Housing Authority Commission for four years, chairing it for three of those years.

A Thompson resident for 35 years, Susanne has four children and two grandchildren. Susanne’s husband Bill has served on the Thompson Board of Education since 2002. Susanne is the proud daughter of a World War II disabled U.S. Navy veteran.

Susanne has worked closely with vulnerable seniors for many years, serving as a Certified Resident Service Coordinator for low-income elderly housing as well as a Case Manager/Elder Care advisor at a nonprofit social service agency.

Susanne helped to start a grassroots movement in Thompson known as TPQE—Thompson Parents for Quality Education. The initiative was awarded the Connecticut Education Association’s “Salutes Award”, which recognizes individuals and organizations for their commitment to public education. Susanne also organized a group in Thompson known as ARCHES, which empowers and educates parents of special needs students to become strong advocates for their children.

Susanne earned an associate’s degree from Quinebaug Valley Community College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Charter Oak State College while working full-time and parenting her children.