Andre Garron, Class of 1986
During his years at UNH, Andre Garron played running back on the football team and was a three-year starter for the Wildcats. He was voted co-captain of the UNH football team in 1985. He graduated from UNH in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Development from the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. After graduating, he signed a free agent contract to play professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs for two years. After his stint with the Chiefs, Andre and his wife Cindy moved back to New Hampshire in May of 1988.
In July 1988, he was hired by the town of Goffstown, New Hampshire, as its first full-time town planner. In 1994, he earned a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University). After an 11-year career in Goffstown, Andre left to become Londonderry’s Community Development Director and has been in that position since December of 1999.
Over his ten-year tenure with Londonderry, his office was able to facilitate over three million square feet of new or expanded commercial and industrial developments, adding eight million dollars of tax revenue for the town and creating over 2,600 jobs. In 2005, Andre was named Community Planner of the Year by the New Hampshire Planners Association.
Andre coaches high school and youth football with his brother Arnold Garron (WSBE Class of ‘84). His youth football teams have won state championships in 2004 and 2007.
Andre married and his college sweetheart Cindy (WSBE Class of ‘86), have been married 22 years. They have two children, Andre Jr. (UNH Class of 2011) and Jordan, a first-year high school student. In his spare time, Andre enjoys motorcycling, fishing and camping.
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