We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen M. Richmond to our board of trustees. Mr. Richmond joined the board in February following the retirement of long-time trustee, Richard Davison.
Mr. Richmond is a long-time Sudbury resident with extensive volunteer and community service credentials and a variety of personal and professional attributes that will enhance the Foundation’s work.
Board of Trustees’ Chair Jill Stansky welcomed Mr. Richmond to the board, noting that the Foundation’s nominating committee recommended him enthusiastically. “The board greatly values the range of perspective and experience that our new trustee will bring to our organization. We are delighted to have him working with us to preserve and strengthen the Foundation and its grant making programs.”
Mr. Richmond received his law degree from New York University. He is currrently a principal at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. and the former Managing Principal of the firm’s Massachusetts office. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of environmental compliance counseling and project development.
Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Mr. Richmond held positions as in-house counsel at two multinational corporations, and was Deputy General Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
An active community member since he moved to Sudbury in 2000, Mr. Richmond is the former chair of the Sudbury Zoning Board of Appeals and a former board member of the Sudbury Valley Trustees. In addition, he served as committee chair for the Environmental Business Council of New England and on the Allocation Committee of the Seacoast United Way (Portsmouth, NH), Currently, he serves on the board of MetroWest Legal Services.
Mr. Richmond and his wife, Julie, have two grown sons who attended Sudbury Public Schools.
Mr. Davison, who grew up in Sudbury and has deep roots in the community, retired in December 2015 following 30 years of outstanding service to the Foundation.
During that time, he took on key leadership roles in a variety of major projects in Sudbury, including construction of the Atkinson Pool, renovation of the historic wing of the Goodnow Library and the historic renovation and expansion of the Grange Hall in Sudbury Town Center. He was involved in open space preservation as well, championing projects to preserve the Nobscot, Piper and Pantry Brook Farm properties. He was also instrumental in directing the Foundation’s environmental grants program which in recent years focused on preserving communities in the Northern Forest and fisheries in the Gulf of Maine. Mr. Davison held a special affinity for the Foundation’s Atkinson Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to help local high school students attend college.
“The list of Rich’s contributions to Sudbury and to the Foundation is long and substantive,” said Marilyn Martino, executive director. “We will greatly miss his wise counsel and unique perspective on philanthropy. We wish him all the very best in his retirement.”