Grafton natives nominated by Sen. Moore and Rep. Muradian for recognition
BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) and David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton) nominated Lisa Kelley and Nancy Malone of Grafton as an Unsung Heroines for their outstanding contributions to the local community and the region. Lisa and Nancy, along with 129 other Unsung Heroines from across the state, were recognized at an awards ceremony hosted by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) in the Great Hall of the State House.
“Lisa and Nancy are engaged, spirited leaders who are dedicated to the betterment of the region, and who are passionate about assisting senior citizens and those who face challenges in their lives,” said Senator Moore. “No task is too large or small for Lisa and Nancy, and they always go above and beyond to help seniors lead healthy and active lives. Whether it’s dropping off warm meals, or organizing events to promote inclusion and community, they continue to devote their own time toward advocating for seniors and persons with disabilities.”
“The Unsung Heroines day event is a great way to recognize and thank the women who make strong impacts within the Commonwealth,” said Representative Muradian. “Both Lisa and Nancy have dedicated much of their time to improving the lives of residents in not only Grafton, but Massachusetts as well. I am honored to have such influential women within my district, and look forward working with them in the future.”
Lisa currently serves as the Outreach Coordinator at the Grafton Senior Center and her commitment extends far beyond the operating hours of the Center. She is also actively engaged in a number of other community activities and programs.
Nancy is a tremendous asset to the Grafton Senior Center as the Office Manager. She maintains a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere, where seniors have not only come to expect her warming smile, but rely on it to help them through many days.
Unsung Heroines are women whose tireless efforts do not make the news, but who make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude.
MCSW is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.