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administrator , Environmental planner

Richard Herbert Thibedeau, American environmental planner, administrator. Recipient Massachusetts Citation for Outstanding Performance, 1988, Massachusetts Certified Performance, State Governor, 1990.


Thibedeau, Richard Herbert was born on April 2, 1942 in Needham, Massachusetts, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1964. Master of International Relations, University Pennsylvania, 1967. Master of Regional Planning, Harvard University, 1974.


Field representative, Cooperative American Relief Everywhere, Sri Lanka, 1967-1970;assistant county director, Cooperative American Relief Everywhere, Korea, 1971-1972;chief private land planning, Adirondack Park Agency, Ray Brook, New York, 1974-1978;deputy director, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, Boston, 1978-1980;chief planner, Massachusetts Division Water Resources, Boston, 1981-1987;director, Massachusetts Division Water Resources, Boston, 1987-1990;director, Bureau Resource Protection Department Environmental Management, Boston, since 1990. Reservist Federal Emergency Management Agency, since 1992. Chairman Connecticut River Flood Control Commission, Vermont, N.H., Massachusetts and Connecticut, 1993-1994.


Treasurer Christian Service Committee Old North Church, Marblehead, since 2009. Member American Planning Association (Distinguished Leadership award Northeast chapter 1989), Governor Proclamation for Excellence in Public Service 2002, United States Department of Agriculture Certified of Appreciation,2002, American Institute Certified Planners (certified), Appalachian Mountain Club (committee chairman 1986—2002).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, sailing, skiing.


Married Susan McAllister Richardson, November 8, 1986 (deceased Sep. 22, 2007); children: Susan, Richard, Catherine, Julie, Billy.

Susan McAllister Richardson

Susan Thibedeau

Richard Thibedeau

Catherine Thibedeau

Julie Thibedeau

Billy Thibedeau