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Emerson John

 

 

 

John P. “Jack” Emerson Jr.          

CHS Class of 1959




CHS ’59 Student Council (Fundraising Committee-Toys for underprivileged children), Talent Show, Basketball, Football

Lowell Technological Institute Night Courses; Bunker Hill Community College AD Applied Health Sciences ’78; Maintained professional background taking related courses in Health (UMass-Lowell)

U.S. Air Force
Germany Bitburg Air Base Portable Launch Missile Crew, Nominated as Command Airman of the Year


Career
Apprentice Bricklayer; Journeyman Mason; Chelmsford, MA Health Inspector, Assistant Health Director Responsibilities included: Enforcing Massachusetts Health Codes, Protecting Health hazards, safe drinking water, solid waste collections, disposition of hazardous materials, clean restaurants, clean school cafeterias

Honors 
“Environmental Man of the Year” (McCarthy Middle School), “Man of the Year” (Chelmsford Lodge of Elks), “Collection Systems Award” (New England Water & Environment Association), “Collection Systems Award” (National Water & Environment Federation)

Community
Board of Registrars, Board of Selectmen, Committees included: Greater Lowell Transit Authority (Chelmsford Rep), Chelmsford Dog Pound (Chair), Senior Center (Original Chair), Route 129 Partnership with Industry, CHSAA, Catholic Charities, Little League Coach, Good Friends, Inc., Committee for Center Paul, Massachusetts Health Officers Association, New England Water & Environment Association, American Legion – Walker Post, Industrial Sewer (Chair), Southwell Park Planning (Chair); Town Meeting Representative; Sewer Commission-Driving force to create whole Town sewer system— Responsible for over-seeing design, construction and funding of project, brought in over $49 Million dollars in State and Federal grants for project

Quotes
“The effort that Mr. Emerson has put forth in order to implement a sewage system in Chelmsford is unmatched”. Senator Edward Kennedy

“In 1980, the Town of Chelmsford was completely unsewered and today, largely through John Emerson’s leadership, the sewer system is 62% complete, John has dedicated the past 18 years to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Chelmsford, as the primary planner, strategist and facilitator of this project”. Paul Taurasi—Regional Director Department of Environmental Protection, Commonwealth of Massachusetts