THE SHREWSBURY EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT: Dan Morgado
Mr. Morgado has worked in municipal administrative offices since 1978, first as Executive Secretary to the Selectmen of Swansea, before first coming the Shrewsbury briefly as an Administrative Assistant to the long-time Town Manager, Richard Carney. He then served as Town Administrator in three towns: first Blackstone, then Easton, and finally Grafton. In 1997 he returned to Shrewsbury to succeed Carney as Town Manager, becoming only the third person holding the job since the position was created in 1953.
Mr. Morgado holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Clark University, a program in which he now teaches. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Water Resources Management Advisory Committee, the Massachusetts 495/Metro West Suburban Edge Community Commission, and the Massachusetts Joint Labor-Management Committee for Municipal Police and Fire (having previously served as its Management Chairman.)
Born in Fall River and raised in Swansea, Mr. Morgado currently resides in Shrewsbury with his wife, Luanne, where he attends Trinity Episcopal Church. He is an advocate for libraries, education and has managed the town of Shrewsbury with firm fiscal principles.
According to SEF co-president, Mark Adler, “Dan Morgado is recognized for his tremendous impact on the Town of Shrewsbury as Town Manager.”
The SEF Community Service Award, now in its seventh year, honors a special community leader. The SEF presents it to a person who has shown leadership and outstanding community values. This individual is dedicated to Shrewsbury and goes above and beyond in delivering outstanding contributions to the Shrewsbury community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools. The awardee is selected for: having a significant impact to the Shrewsbury community and the Shrewsbury public schools directly or peripherally; for being visible in the community; and for being a steward of the Shrewsbury community.
When asked about his selection, Morgado replied “It’s an honor to be selected for this award. I know that several other people have received the award previously that I very much admire their careers and their work in Shrewsbury and it’s an honor, but it also means a lot relative to all the work that people are able to do in this community, the volunteers and the like.”
The SEF website (SEFgrants.org.) states, “Through its all-volunteer effort supported by charitable contributions, the SEF fills a vital gap for Shrewsbury students. SEF [teacher] grants allow dedicated educators to create new learning vehicles that cannot be supported as traditional financial resources have tightened. SEF grants encourage creative approaches to educating the whole child—further meeting their intellectual, psychosocial and health needs.”
“Since its inception in 1992, SEF has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to Shrewsbury public school educators for innovative programs reaching students at every level. Without SEF grants, teachers would be unable to deliver these valuable learning experiences due to tight education budgets.”
The following individuals and local businesses have generously stepped forward to partner with SEF as sponsors for the current 2016-2017 school year: Presenting- Robert “Chief Joseph” Terkanian; Blue & Gold- Central One Federal Credit Union; Silver- Hannah Kane Charity Classic, Lamoureux Pagano & Associates, Inc. and Dunkin Donuts Shrewsbury; SEF Patron- Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Thrive Real Estate Specialists, Flaherty Physical Therapy and Webster Five.
For more information about the Shrewsbury Education Foundation please visit www.SEFgrants.org.
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