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Mr. Homer S. Townsend Jr.


Arizona Chapter PVA

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Arizona Chapter PVA

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Executive Director



President's Committee on Employment of Persons

Member of the President's Committee On Employment of Persons

Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee
Field Advisory Committee

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Member of the President's Committee On Employment

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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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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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