Vishnu Mahadeo

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President / Executive Director
Richmond Hill Economic Devcelopment Council
Vishnu Mahadeo has been an active member of the Richmond Hill/ Indo- Caribbean community in Queens for over 25 years. He serves as the president and founder of the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council (RHEDC), an organization of property owners and commercial tenants in Richmond Hill that is dedicated to promoting business development and improving the area's quality of life. He has served on the Queens Community Board 9 as a Parks Committee Chairman and active Community Board Member. Over the last several years, he has conducted training classes for voter registration and solicitation of petitions in the Richmond Hill area.  As a US Census crew leader, he recruited community partners and local residents to work for the US Census 2010. He is the recipient of community service awards from East Indian Diaspora (NY) & Sanskaar Bhaarti International (Guyana).He graduated from the University of Surrey in Guildford, England in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Engineering. He is currently a math and science teacher who specialized to assist special educational needs students,  serves as a secretary in the Richmond Hill High School (RHHS) PTA and as the treasurer for the RHHS Parent Action Committee (PAC).
On February 2012, Vishnu Mahadeo is certiified as a Economic Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council.
 Mr. Mahadeo is a founding member of American Sevashram Sangha Inc, a not-for-profit organization that provides religious guidance, social, cultural and educational services in Queens. He also served as Chairman for Management and Development, a non-governmental organization that helps to improve education, health and general welfare for rural communities in Guyana, South America.
Helives in Richmond Hill with his wife and children. He is a devoted father and proud to one child as a graduate (Cum Laude) from Amherst College and another child attending Cornell University.