David Shakespeare is the epitome of an engaged citizen who cares deeply about the community and gives of himself to improve the quality of life for all citizens. Faced with the realities of his own medical condition, David thought first of his community and was instrumental in passing a local ordinance allowing municipal employees to take additional leave, if they needed it, after donating an organ.

David was also one of the founders of the Melrose Energy Commission, which is one of the leading volunteer based environmental and energy conservation committees in Massachusetts. He has given hundreds of hours of his time and expertise to save this city hundreds of thousands of dollars, and his efforts have culminated in major infrastructure renovations to our schools and city buildings to save energy and preserve the environment.

David's style is compassionate and informed, and he is a consensus builder. It is my most fervent hope that people know of David's medical struggles, which have affected him and his family, and that we can help him promote organ donation and find a potential match.

I and the citizens of Melrose stand with David, who has been a leader in this community in so many ways to help him find a donor and promote organ donation.

Mayor Dolan - City of Melrose, MA

 

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