Richard D. SavignanoOur 2017 James Edgar Community Service Award Winner is a lifelong Brockton resident, Richard D. Savignano has served in many capacities which have had a direct & meaningful impact on the children of Brockton.  He served as president of the Board of the Brockton Youth Soccer Association, volunteered for the Brockton Special Olympics, and was a director of the Brockton Boys and Girls Club.  Most recently, Rick worked tirelessly to bring TOPSoccer program to Brockton and currently acts as the Coach/Coordinator of the program.  TOPSoccer (“The Outreach Program for Soccer”) is a community-based recreational and instructional program for young athletes with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Savignano was former soccer coach of the state champion BYSA U18/U19 Travel Teams. He was inducted into the Brockton HS and MYSA Halls of Fame.  This is a man who gives tirelessly of his time for the good of many young men and women.  Leading by example, he has mentored and guided youth and adults alike into a giving back to the City of Brockton and to this wonderful community that he proudly still calls his “City of Champions.”
A graduate of Brockton High School, Rick continued his education at Georgetown University graduating with a degree in A.B. Government, Summa Cum Laude 1981 and continued to Harvard Law School earning a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 1984.  He returned to Brockton and embarked on an impressive legal career.   Appointed as a district court judge in 1996, Rick was hired as first asst. district attorney this summer, another example of Rick’s dedicated leadership which is focused on the well being of his community and the children and families who call Brockton “home.”