Special to the Atlantic News
Atlantic News, Friday, March 9, 2007
[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News]
HAMPTON -- Gerald “Jerry” Dignam has announced his candidacy for Library Trustee for the town of Hampton. An avid reader, Dignam reveals he visits the Lane Memorial Library at least once each week, and more often if he undertakes a research project.
“I filed as a candidate for the office of Library Trustee,” Dignam says, “because I would like to participate in the planning of our town library facility and work to widen and enhance its services to meet the cultural needs of our steadily growing town. It has been my observation and life experience that a good library encourages and motivates desirable study habits in our students.”
Dignam is retired from Raytheon Company management and says he “would bring to the table over 30 years of budgetary and facility management experience in planning, organization and implementation.”
He is past-president of Raytheon’s Andover Plant Management Club, Waltham plant’s Community Relations Committee, past-president of the Hampton Lions Club and a recipient of the Raytheon Company’s Authors award.
Noting that he was elected to and served on Hampton’s Municipal Budget Committee, Dignam has also been active in several area fraternal and service organizations as well as many Hampton Chamber of Commerce activities, over the many years that the Dignam family has lived in Hampton.
Concluding his official campaign announcement, Dignam tells Hampton voters, “I would appreciate your vote for the office of Library Trustee on Tuesday, March 13.”