Adrienne “Ace” Billings-Smith was elected to Town Council in 2021. She is an attorney and a flight attendant, as well as a passionate and engaged volunteer and activist working tirelessly to make our town a better and more equitable place for all. From giving a renewed energy to Unity Green, bringing awareness to important history as the organizer of our first ever Juneteenth celebrations, or through her work as the design leader of the art committee for Blue Back Square with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired mural, the results of Adrienne’s leadership are visible throughout our town center.
Ace is also a trustee at the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, a board member of the Town of West Hartford Civilian Police Review Board, the founder of Concerned Parents of Color of West Hartford (CPCWH), and is the first Community-Leader-in-Residence for the UCONN History Department.
With her infectious and boundless energy, she knows how to motivate and mobilize people to get things done. Ace is an advocate for equity and representation in leadership, education, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Adrienne is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she was a four-year letter winner and decorated player on the women’s basketball team. She continued her education at Florida Coastal School of Law and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2014.
Adrienne, her wife Susie, and their son Russell reside in the Bishops Corner neighborhood. Their favorite West Hartford activity is exploring the trail and enjoying the animals at Westmoor Park.