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Saturday, February 22, 2014
Statement from School Board Candidate Richard Brown
>>> Hello, my name is Richard Brown, I’m running for School Board here in Moultonborough. I have two sons attending school in town, Hunter in 8th grade and Logan in 5th grade. We bought property here just over six years ago and built our home on the Neck near Geneva Point Center and have lived here for four years. I have also been coming here for vacations over the last twenty five years visiting my sister and her family who have a home here in Far Echo.
>>> There are many reasons why we moved here, including the Library, the lake, the mountains, the size and make-up of the community and most of all the quality of education. I knew about the quality of the schools and education here from two sources, a cousin who taught at Interlakes for 40 years and a niece who Student taught here in Moultonborough nearly 10 years ago.
>>> I was born in Ashland, grew up in Exeter and have lived in NY, NJ, CT, PA, CA, NV, IA and GA as well as in Europe. The reason why I mention this is simply to say that I have seen a lot of education systems and schools and feel that we are fortunate to have our own school district here in Moultonborough and as a result, the ability to keep the education for our sons and daughters at a high level.
>>> What makes me qualified to be a School Board member? Primarily a diverse background, including growing up in a working class family. A Father who worked in the Mills of Ashland as a Weaver, worked for Mobil Oil as a truck driver, a Lab. Tech and eventually a Distribution plant Supervisor. A mother who worked as a Homemaker for a family of four, a Bank teller, a Secretary for the Asst. Principal of Exeter High School, a Secretary for the President of a Seacoast Bank and finally getting her College degree from UNH.
>>> My parents instilled in me a desire to work for the things you wanted and to set goals. I became an Eagle Scout at the age of 14…I think it was easier for me than most simply because I had a brother four years older who became an Eagle and I was busy chasing him!
>>> After High School, I joined the military and became a Sergeant in the Army after 2 years and spent a total of six years in the Army. I spent most of my time in A Europe where I was a Paratrooper and trained with many foreign military units. I attended German Jump School, Special weapons and Armorers school as well as French Commando School.
>>> After time in the military, I attended College at Manhattan College in New York City, where I graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. I worked as a Security Guard and for a small Engineering firm while I attended College.
>>> Once I graduated from college, I took a job with United Engineers and Constructors at Seabrook Station here in NH and worked as a Construction Engineer and Area Engineering Manager for three years.
>>> I eventually went to work for UPS as a Project Engineer designing and building their facilities in the Northeast. I spent over 26 years at UPS all over the world working in four different Regions and our Corporate office. While I was there, I held many positions in Engineering and Operations. During my 26 years I had several memorable assignments and responsibilities. A few of the more enjoyable assignments were teaching UPS management school, and developing and teaching UPS Project Management, Maintenance and Environmental workshops for the company. I also obtained a Project Management Certificate from George Washington University and a LEED certification from the Green Buildings Institute. My final assignment at UPS was as head of the Corporate Project Management and Environmental Groups responsible for both those activities World wide. A typical annual budget for my areas of responsibility would have been between eighty and one hundred million dollars.
>>> Currently, I serve our town as Chairman of the CIPC(committee), work as an on-call Fireman and am a leader in our Boy Scout troop.
>>> I think service to your Community is an important example to set for our children and ask that you consider me when you vote for School Board.
>>> I would like to have attended and spoken to you at the local meet the candidates night but, I will be out of town for the week on a trip to Florida with our Boy Scouts.
>>> Thank you, Richard R. Brown
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[JR: Had to look it up.]
Moultonborough, New Hampshire – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moultonborough is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,044 at the 2010 census.
Brown, Richard R. [MC????]
[JR: Wonder if he’s part of the Free State Project like I am?]
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I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1981.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Brown, Richard R. [MC1981]
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