Robert O’Brien, Norwood, was elected the 2018 – 2019 President of MHA at the 2018 Annual Meeting
To all the members of the MHA, vendors, consultants and friends, it is an honor to serve as your president. The association just celebrated its 125th Anniversary with a spectacular gala at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston in June. The event co-chaired by Christopher Cronin and David Capelle included an inspiring patriotic performance by the Singing State Trooper, Sgt Daniel M. Clark, and speakers from the State Highway Director and the City of Boston Transportation Director. The venue, food, band was a night not to be missed and not forgotten for those who attended.
The 39th MHA Public Works Expo was held in September in Boxboro and is the premier fundraising event to support the MHA mission to provide scholarships, education for our members and promote highway maintenance and construction in the commonwealth. The Expo featured equipment demonstrations, educational seminars, speakers, raffles and food. It is the premier public works equipment show of the year in New England. My thanks and congratulations to David Capelle, expo chairman and the entire expo committee and volunteers.
Congratulations to MHA Treasurer Bill Elovirta, as this year’s charity Golf Tournament honoree. Bill chose the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as the recipient of the tournament proceeds.
I have retired as director of Public Works for Walpole, Massachusetts. I am looking forward to serving out my term as MHA president and continuing the mission of this organization and its proud history of service to its members and promoting the highway mission of the association.