David Longden - Board Members

David Longden

FOS Board – President
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David has been President and chair of the Friends of Saxonville board since 2007 and a board member since 2001. David has participated in nearly all FOS events since joining. He is involved with all of FOS’ initiatives but has particular interest in the trails and the renovation of the Athenaeum, and serves as co-chair of our Athenaeum committee.
David was born in Boston and moved to Framingham at age 11. Now 47 years later he still lives in the same house on Old Connecticut Path in Saxonville with his wife Paula. David attended public school in Framingham, graduating from Framingham North High School in 1977. He has an Associates’ Degree in Public Communications from Mt. Wachusett Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University.

David began his electronics career working for the first CATV company to operate in Framingham as the system was being constructed. He went on to work in the video industry as a technician for several years then switched to the electronics manufacturing industry as an applications engineer and sales manager.

In Framingham, David was a Town Meeting member for 17 years, representing first Precinct 3 and then 2, finishing as Precinct Chair. During that time David served on the Ways and Means, Community Services and Real Property Committees. He also served on the Town-Owned Buildings Task Force and the Athenaeum Task Force. David has served as the Town of Framingham’s steward for the Carol Getchell Nature Trail for several years.
For 20 years David served as Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scouts Troop 21 in Saxonville. David is proud of his two sons, born and raised in Framingham, who both achieved Eagle rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

David’s hobbies include boating, fishing, travel, history and genealogy.