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Homer S. Townsend

Executive Director

Paralyzed Veterans

HQ Phone:  (202) 872-1300

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Paralyzed Veterans

801 18Th Street, Nw

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20006

United States

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About PVA: Founded in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease. PVA is a dynamic, broad-based o... more.

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Homer S. Townsend, We Salute you. After being medically retired from the Marine Corps., Townsend moved to Arizona where we had the great pleasure of meeting and working with him. Besides being a wonderful friend and valuable mentor, Townsend served his community and country with a vigorous spirit. HomerinChair In addition to his last post as Executive Director for National Paralyzed Veterans of America (ending in 2105), Mr. Townsend held positions at every capacity on the Chapter level, with the exception of Secretary and Treasurer. During his tenure as Chapter Executive Vice President, he was responsible for bringing the 'Access to the Skies Conference' out of Washington, DC, to Phoenix, AZ, where it grew from 40 attendees to over 200- half being from the disabled community. Besides his PVA responsibilities, Mr. Townsend also served as a member of the President's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, the Arizona Governor's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, and the Mesa Mayor's Committee on Handicap Awareness. He was presented the key to the city by the Mesa mayor for his dedicated service. Appointed by the governor, he recently completed a four-year term as a Commissioner on the Arizona Veteran Service Commission. Mr. Homer S. Townsend, Jr., began serving as PVA immediate past president on October 1, 2000. Previously, he served as PVA National President for two years, Senior Vice President for two years, and National Vice President for four years. Mr. Townsend served on several national PVA committees, including serving as chair of both the PVA Long Range Planning Committee and the PVA Field Advisory Committee. Townsend goodbye3 townsendgoodbye2 Homer S. Townsend Jr., Friend, brother, mentor, we will miss you, we salute you.


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Remembering the legacy of Homer S. Townsend Jr
Meet the Candidates This year, I had many great opportunities to work with PVA's former executive director (Homer S. Townsend Jr.) and our acting executive director (Sherman Gillums Jr.), as well as PVA's staff both in Washington, D.C., and around the country when the need arose.


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Remembering the legacy of Homer S. Townsend Jr
Meet the Candidates HOMER S. TOWNSEND, JR. PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Homer S. Townsend, Jr., began serving as Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Acting Executive Director in July 2007. He was selected as Paralyzed Veterans' Executive Director in March of 2008. In March 2006, Townsend was awarded Paralyzed Veterans' Speedy Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Paralyzed Veterans of America, in recognition of his significant contributions to improving the lives of America's paralyzed veterans. Previously, Townsend served as Paralyzed Veterans Immediate Past President from October 2000 through September 2004. He served as Paralyzed Veterans National President for two years from October 1998 through September 2000. Townsend also served as Paralyzed Veterans Senior Vice President for two years and National Vice President for four years. He has served on numerous national Paralyzed Veterans committees, including serving as chair of both the Paralyzed Veterans' Long Range Planning Committee and the Paralyzed Veterans' Field Advisory Committee. Originally from Woodland, ME, Townsend left to join the Marine Corps. He moved to Mesa, AZ, after being medically retired after serving five and a half years. Townsend served as an aircraft electrician where he was retired as a staff sergeant. He worked on F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, A-6 Intruders and AV-8A Harriers. Townsend has served at every capacity on the chapter level except that of secretary and treasurer. During his tenure as chapter executive vice president, he was responsible for bringing the Access to the Skies Conference out of Washington, DC, to Phoenix, AZ, where it grew from 40 attendees to over 200 - half being from the disabled community. In addition to his Paralyzed Veterans' responsibilities, Townsend has also served as a member of the President's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, the Arizona Governor's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities (1992-1996), and the Mesa Mayor's Committee on Handicap Awareness (6 years), which he chaired for two years. He was presented the key to the city by the mayor for his dedicated service. Appointed by the governor, he has recently completed a four-year term as a commissioner on the Arizona Veteran Service Commission. Townsend currently resides in Arlington, VA, while serving as Paralyzed Veterans Executive Director. His permanent residence is Mesa, AZ, where he is an entrepreneur. Townsend has a son, Dale, daughter-in-law, Melissa, and three grandchildren, Atticus, Hazel and Edith.


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Remembering the legacy of Homer S. Townsend Jr
Meet the Candidates PVA Publications editor recalls the work of PVA executive director Homer S. Townsend Jr On Jan. 12, Homer S. Townsend Jr., announced his decision to retire as Executive Director of PVA. PVA President Al Kovach Jr., will write an article in the April edition of PNcovering the contributions Homer has made. Consequently, I won't approach Homer from that standpoint, but from a personal one as a man who I consider a close friend, which he has truly been. Homer is a unique individual who is a pleasure to be around and to know. Homer and I first met as the result of our membership in the PVA Arizona Chapter in 1975. As I've mentioned in previous articles, Homer is one of a small group of men from this little chapter who've made a huge impact on PVA. Homer grew up in a small town in Maine and joined the Marine Corps after high school. We were both in the military during the Vietnam era and since I had a flying background and Homer worked on aircraft, he used to rag on me unmercifully about how crappy Air Force pilots were as compared to the Marines. Homer has the unique capability of reading his opposition and capitalizing on weaknesses in their position. And, woe be unto those who break their word or promised something and don't deliver. He has a remarkable memory and is deadly in dealing with such breaches. At the same time, he can be extremely generous and kind to people who need his help. Homer has a big heart and will take the Department of Veterans Affairs to task for not providing help to a needy veteran or their family. I could write much more, but don't want to tread on the president's article. Homer, thank you for your friendship, and I'll continue to call you and talk about what we have done in the past and our future. You're a great guy and a good friend. Homer S. Townsend Jr, passed away Feb 20, 2016. Read more about his life with PVA.


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