2019 – 2020 Committee Assignment: Election Law
A native of Nashua, Paul R. Bergeron retired from his position as Nashua’s City Clerk in 2015 after nearly 16 years of service. Currently, he is an Adjunct Faculty member at Nashua Community College in the Department of English and Communications. Previous employment experience includes five years with the Manchester City Clerk’s office (elections and licensing), and 17 years in retail management (including 8 years in the family’s former menswear store, Bergeron’s, Inc., on West Pearl Street).
Upon graduation from Bishop Guertin High School, Paul attended the University of New Hampshire where he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English. He conducted additional studies in English at Texas A&M University and in Business at Boston College and received his Master of Education degree from Cambridge College.
His parents, Ann T. (Hansberry) Bergeron and the late Robert P. Bergeron, were also Nashua natives. His maternal grandfather founded Martin J. Hansberry Trucking (based in the Crown Hill neighborhood) while his paternal grandfather, Arthur Bergeron, established Bergeron’s men’s store on West Pearl Street and NH Tobacco Corporation on Merrimack Street.
Paul is married, has two daughters and four grandchildren, and has lived in Ward 2 for the past 14 years.
With strong familial and business roots in the city, Paul has a long history of service to the community. He is presently a member of the Nashua Public Library’s Board of Trustees; served on the City’s Cultural Connections Committee (formerly the Ethnic Awareness Committee) from 2003 – 2015; was a member of the Rivier College Advisory Board from 1975 – 1976 and again from 1982 – 1989; is a past president of the Heart of Nashua Foundation, an earlier downtown business and professional association (1982 and 1984); and served on the Nashua Children’s Association Board of Directors from 1980 – 1983.
Following his retirement as Nashua City Clerk in 2015, the NH City and Town Clerks Association made him an honorary, lifetime member of the association, a recognition awarded to just 62 members since the organization’s founding 93 years ago. A Certified Archivist, Paul also received Distinguished Service Awards from the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators in 2014 and from the New England Archivists in 2010.
Additional Public Service
NH House of Representatives (1973 – 1974) and NH Constitutional Convention (1974).