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  1. 1. Richard A. Walega 63 Adams Street Westborough, MA 01581 508-870-0427 Experience Assistant Executive Director, New Bedford, MA Housing Authority: In addition to overseeing capital programs, the Assistant Director has prime responsibility for implementing asset management, supervising authority- wide maintenance and overseeing central procurement. Assists the Executive Director in overall budgeting, labor negotiations and general agency oversight (2007-2008) Deputy Director for Modernization, New Bedford, Mass. Housing Authority: Supervised over $100 million in federal and state capital aid modernizing public housing for a “high performer” agency. Maintains and updates all agency capital planning. Responsible for a staff of twelve office and field personnel. Supervised the implementation of a HOPE VI elderly grant (one of five national demonstrations), including “mixed financing” through local lending institutions and the Federal Home Loan Bank. Supervised the construction of sixty seven (67) units of scattered site “replacement” and first time buyer housing. Supervised and directly responsibility for all aspects of capital planning, budgeting, accountability reporting, project development, management, construction and program review, including federal, state and local approvals, for federal and state- financed public housing. Highly experienced in financial leveraging using bonds, loans, tax exempt leasing and ancillary grants. Capital planning and implementation is conducted in a highly fluid environment requiring internal and external coordination of stake-holders, staff, governmental officials, citizenry and professional consultants (1993-2007) Consultant, Westerly Associates, Inc.: Supervised the successful submission of a HUD “Section 202” elderly grant application for a minority “501(c)(3)” developer. Successfully coordinated supplementary submissions for “gap” financing and “pre-development” financing. This was the first “202” proposal funded in New Bedford in over twenty years and was the highest scoring proposal in Massachusetts during HUD’s 2001 scoring round. (1998-2006) Principal, The Agelaw Group: Provided real estate consulting services to a variety of public and private sector clients. Concentrated on land acquisition, market studies, project layout and zoning/permitting issues.
  2. 2. Prime consultant to the Fall River, MA Housing Authority on the renovation of Hillside Manor. The Master plan and financial feasibility study were instrumental in justifying HUD funding over $15,000,000 in comprehensive improvements (1988-1992) Project Manager, Public Storage, Inc., Burlington, Mass.: Worked for a national syndicator/developer in supervising the permitting and development of five sites (Somerville, Chelsea, Lynn and Westford, Mass. and Enfield, Ct.) into self-storage facilities. Total project values exceeded $10,000,000 in late 1980 dollars. (1986-1988) Director of Development, Peabody Construction Co. Inc., Braintree, MA.: Worked with one of New England’s most successful contractor/developers while supervising the development and public financing of four major apartment complexes in Greater Boston, including “SHARP”-financed projects in Beverly and Chelsea, MA and HUD “202” projects in Boston (Cardinal Medeiros Manor and the John Boyle O’Reilly School). Total project value in excess of $17,000,000 in mid-1980 dollars. (1983-1986) City Planner, New Bedford, Mass.: Appointed by Major John A. Markey in 1977 to supervise an 8-12 member staff engaged in all aspects of zoning and subdivision regulation, economic development grant initiatives, environmental protection projects, housing development initiatives (the “UDAG” program), EDA’s “emergency public works” grants and special purpose funding requests with HUD. Led the formation of a legislatively approved regional landfill district. Authored a variety of economic, waterfront, airport and special purpose studies designed to strengthen or enhance public infrastructure. Successfully promoted the adoption of a federal flood zoning amendment, a waterfront overlay development district and a downtown sign regulation that received local sign industry support. Total grant applications exceeded $15,000,000 in 1970/1980 dollars. (1977-1982) Senior Planner, New Bedford City Planning Department: Assisted the City Planner in all aspects of running the department. Authored the City’s original Housing Assistance Plan and produced detailed housing, economic base and delinquent property tax studies. (1974-1977) Education Boston College, BA, Political Science, 1971 magna cum laude University of San Francisco, MA, Government, 1977
  3. 3. Affiliations National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials member (1995- present) Member Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, (1993-present) National Historic Preservation Trust member (1988-1997) Greater New Bedford Little/Pony League Coach, (1992-1995) Worcester Babe Ruth League coach (2006) Prince Henry Society, New Bedford Chapter, (1990-1996) Member, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (1993-present) New Bedford “Big Brother” Program, (1977-1980) New Bedford Airport Commission (1998-2001) New Bedford Harbor Development Commission (1993-1997; Chairman 1995-1997) Greater Worcester “Big Brother” Program, (2003-2008) New Bedford “SMILES” Mentoring Program: first grade volunteer (2008) Awards Vincent Wilfork/WBCN/”Bernie & Phil’s” “Match of the Day” mentor award, January, 2006 Massachusetts Service Alliance’s cover mentor on the “Call to Service” publication celebrating “National Mentoring Month” spring, 2006

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