Robert Landrigan exemplifies the best of the best in volunteerism. Over the past 15 years, he has quietly donated over 25,000 hours of his time serving Madison in a variety of volunteer positions.
A certified EMT with the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, he actively works two or three 12-hour night shifts every week, responding with a calm and caring disposition to medical emergencies. We appreciated him coming to our family members’ aid in the middle of the night on two separate occasions. He also frequently stands by with the ambulance on the sidelines at both home and away sporting events. He has helped save the lives of many Madisonians and ensured the safety of our young athletes.
An auxiliary police officer, Mr. Landrigan regularly helps the Police Department on foot patrol in the downtown business district when merchants are open late on Thursdays as well as for other special events such as concerts, farmers market, Bottle Hill Day and charity events around town. He has contributed a great deal to downtown’s vitality and quality of life we all enjoy.
As the coordinator of Madison’s Office of Emergency Management, Mr. Landrigan has worked tirelessly behind the scene with many others for two years to ensure that the borough has a comprehensive emergency plan. He persistently pursued FEMA disaster grants and brought a total of $70,000 in additional revenue to Madison. During Hurricane Irene, Madisonians witnessed his exemplary leadership and teamwork skills, which resulted in Madison’s superior preparation and response. Irene may be behind us, but he continues to work diligently with many residents to pursue FEMA grants to cover damages to their properties. In addition to the $100,000 reimbursement grant for Irene, he is now working on a $250,000 grant for last week’s snow storm damages.
Years ago, our family became acquainted with Mr. Landrigan in the Ambulance Corps when we were volunteering with the American Red Cross. He impressed us with his professionalism and eagerness to partner with other charitable organizations in the community, such as holding blood drives with the Red Cross, to better serve Madisonians. As the Corps’ President, he was instrumental in sharing day-time staff with Florham Park’s ambulance squad to ensure there is continuous coverage for both towns. His advocacy of additional health services contracts with other municipalities to reduce costs for the Madison Board of Health adds to his record on shared services.
We would also like to highlight Mr. Landrigan’s professional credentials. He is a seasoned real estate tax and corporate compliance executive with JPMorgan Chase, currently responsible for a $200 million real estate tax portfolio. His expertise in real property assessment and tax management will be invaluable to Madison in its upcoming revaluation. His knowledge of commercial properties will be an asset to Madison in enhancing its current economic development plan to boost ratables. His corporate compliance and auditing background will help improve the council’s oversight of Madison’s finances, and also assist as it regularly reviews contracts and bid responses. His business and management skills will positively contribute practical solutions needed to maintain Madison’s quality services.
You can always count on Mr. Landrigan to do his best for Madison. His passion to serve, multifaceted knowledge and experience, fresh perspective, independent-mindedness and even temperament will help move Madison forward during these challenging times.
We enthusiastically endorse Robert Landrigan and urge all Madisonians to vote Landrigan for Madison Council on November 8th.
Jeannie, Andrew and Amanda Tsukamoto