A former Chair of the West Hartford Board of Education, Carol Blanks was elected to Town Council in 2019.
Blanks and her husband, Charles, have resided in West Hartford since 1996. Their three daughters, Channen, Cynthia, and Kaye, all graduated from or currently attend Conard High School. Blanks is a member of the Conard PTO and a past PTO member and parent volunteer at Charter Oak International Academy, Florence E. Smith STEM School, and Sedgwick Middle School. She has served as a member of the West Hartford Democratic Town Committee and as Commissioner for the State of Connecticut Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission. She also coached girls’ basketball.
Blanks earned degrees in Allied Health Administration and Respiratory Care from Mount St. Mary’s College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford. From 2002 to 2005, she was a plan liaison for the Connecticut Department of Social Services. In 2005, she became a program director with the Connecticut Department of Public Health.