Matt Walsh, 38, Concord
Matt Walsh, 38, of Concord is director of redevelopment, downtown services and special projects for the City of Concord.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
The best career advice I ever received was to “do what you are.” Specifically, choose a career that not only allows you to capitalize upon your own unique strengths, but also stimulates and challenges you, and allows you to also make a positive difference in your community.
Why did you choose your profession?
I chose my profession because I was looking for a career that would allow me to explore my interests in the areas of architecture, engineering, construction, law, the environment, economics, history, art and culture, as well as public policy, while simultaneously affording me the opportunity to do work that helps people and makes a positive difference in my community. Given these criteria, a career in local community development/public administration was the perfect fit for me.
Volunteer activities: Board member, Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN); board member, Intown Concord, Inc.; governor’s appointee to the NHCDFA’s Community Development Advisory Committee; volunteer with the Concord Community Players.