David J. Hedison
CHS Class of 1988
CHS ’88 National Honor Society, Class Treasurer, Student Newspaper “The Voice” (Business Editor), Yearbook (4)—As Treasurer raised $36,000, American Field Service Club (Treasurer-4), Foreign Language Club (Co-President-4), German Exchange Program, CHS Student representative to Harvard University’s “Conference on Community Leadership”, Massachusetts Bar Association Award for Community Service & Academic Achievement, Employment while at CHS: Chelmsford Public Schools Administrative Offices & Chelmsford Housing Authority; Following graduation American Field Service Year Exchange Program to Venice, Italy on full scholarship sponsored by Judge Jim Geary and Dr. Stuart Weisfeldt—Attended Liceo Scientifico Leonardo DaVinci School become fluent in Italian, teaching Italian children English and raising money for victims of the 1989 earthquake in Armenia
Clark University BA Business Management/International Relations Magna Cum Laude ’93 Italian Teaching Assistant, Resident Advisor for Student Housing, Big-Brother to At-Risk Youth, Junior year studied aboard the London School of Economics
Monterey Institute for International Studies MBA International Marketing w/Honors ‘94
Chelmsford, MA Chelmsford Housing Authority Executive Director Agency grew from 5 employees and operating budget of $750,000 to over 15 employees and operating budget of over $5.5 Million dollars serving 800 seniors, families & disabled individuals; Funding Awards & Programming: $750,000-Creation of a Family Self-Sufficiency Program assisting families to transition from welfare to work, $2,400,000-Serving families in need of housing assistance, $1,200,00 Serving disabled individuals & families in need of housing assistance, $500,000 Partnership with a private developer to create 16 new units of low income housing on Richardson Road, $5,700,000 Creation of 50 new units of elderly supportive housing in North Chelmsford, $5,200,00 For housing, adult day health center 7 new duplex for Chelmsford residents with developmental disabilities.
James Campbell Life Time Achievement Award, Partnership Award in serving the disabled, Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell Award, Massachusetts Association for Retarded Citizens Award, Massachusetts National Association of Housing & Re-Development Organization-Member of the Year Award
Massachusetts, New England & National Associations of Housing and Re-Development & Holding Committee, Chelmsford Rotary Club, Community Preservation Committee, Affordable Master Plan Committee, Merrimack Valley Partnership, Westford Initiative for Senior Housing, CHSAA