Introducing Matt Wally to Worcester
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Matthew Wally and I was born and raised in Worcester, MA. As the son of Worcester Public Schools educators , I am a proud graduate of the Worcester Public Schools. I attended Thorndyke Road School as well as Burncoat Middle & Senior High Schools. I am a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Political Science. I received a master's degree in Community Development and Planning from Clark University.
I am married to Katie Bagdis Wally, a partner at Mountain Dearborn, LLP in Worcester. Katie is also a Holy Cross graduate. My parents are both retired educators from the Worcester Public Schools. My father, Bob Wally, was the principal of Mill Swan Elementary School for many years. I have a younger sister and brother.
I bought my first home, a classic Worcester "three decker" on Lincoln Street. I am able to trace the origins of my family's history in the City of Worcester back more than 145 years, as my great-great grandparents were married at St. Paul's Cathedral in 1870.
I am the Vice President of Audit/Community Reinvestment Act/Fair Lending at a local community bank.. My responsibilities include the management of bank performance as it relates to providing mortgages, small business loans and investments in the community. I previously served as the New England Community Development Manager at TD Bank and as the Executive Director of Worcester Community Housing Resources a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to initiate and support neighborhood revitalization throughout greater Worcester.
I have served as a Member of Worcester's Park and Recreation Commission, a Director of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, a Trustee Associate for the Nativity School of Worcester, a Steering Committee Member for the Worcester Tree Initiative, a Member of the Holy Cross Club of Greater Worcester, Clerk for Matthew 25, and Preservation Worcester's Endangered Structures Committee, as a Director for Habitat for Humanity Greater Worcester, and as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Community and Banking Council.