Don Walsh - Town Council-3rd District

Don Walsh

“Honest, Respected, and Knowledgeable Leader”

While serving on the Town Council over the past 2 years I have:

  • Chaired the solid waste commission.
  • Served on the Personnel and Ordinance Committees
  • Liaison to Cheshire Housing Authority and Prison Advisory Committee.
  • Worked hard to keep a level mill rate in Cheshire in 2020.
  • Served on the School Modernization Committee to work on a plan to upgrade our school facilities in an affordable way and manageable way.
  • Assisted with the reopening of Mixville Park (free to Cheshire residents) after it was closed during the pandemic.
  • Assisted neighbors in the 3rd District after a storm knocked out power for several days and needed help getting power restored.

About me

  • Owner of DW Gem Services, LLC, a small jewelry business located in Cheshire.
  • Founder and president of Cheshire’s Lights of Hope, a charity to assist Cheshire residents that has raised over $1 million since 2005.
  • Served on Cheshire’s Planning and Zoning Commission 2018-2019
  • Team Jenifer: Captain of MS Walk Team-1999-Present. Chairperson for an Annual Beer Tasting Benefit- Raising over $375,000 since 1999.
  • New Haven Gridiron Club-Past President/Board Member-1983-2000
  • St. Bridget’s School-School Board Member-2014-2016


  • Connecticut MS Society-Top 10 Statewide Fundraiser for 17 straight years
  • Cheshire Town Council- Certificate of Recognition-2011-20120
  • Cheshire Chamber of Commerce: 2016 Richard “Dick” Miller Recognition of Volunteerism Award
  • Cheshire Rotary Club: Paul Harris Fellow, 2013
  • Cheshire Community YMCA: “Reaching Out Award”, 2012
  • Cheshire Grange-Citizen of the Year, 2009
  • 2019 Legacy Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the National MS Society
  • 2021 Cheshire Chamber of Commerce-Non-Profit of the Year recipient