Scituate Woman Kim Stewart Honored as Unsung Heroine

Scituate Woman Kim Stewart Honored as Unsung Heroine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2018

BOSTON – State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) was honored to attend the fifteenth
annual Unsung Heroines celebration at the Massachusetts State House. Through the Unsung
Heroine award, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women honors women in the
Commonwealth who work hard every day to serve their communities, dedicating their time and
effort to the betterment of all of our lives across the state. This award is intended to celebrate
women whose work often goes unrecognized, for their leadership and volunteerism.
Kim Stewart of Scituate was nominated and honored with the Unsung Heroine award by State
Representative James M. Cantwell (D-Marshfield). Ms. Stewart has served for 22 years as the
Scituate Animal Control Officer, and was named the 2017 Animal Control Officer of the Year by
the Animal Rescue League in Boston and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA.) In addition to her work with animals, Ms. Stewart has dedicated
time to the people in her community, serving as co-chair of the Scituate Community Christmas,
which provides gifts and assistance to families facing economic hardships. Ms. Stewart also
serves on the Board of the Scituate Alliance of Natural Disaster Services (SANDS), providing
assistance to residents during natural disasters. Representative Meschino and Representative
Cantwell presented Ms. Stewart with a joint citation to commend her for her dedication to the
community of Scituate.
“I am delighted to see the Kim Steward recognized as an Unsung Heroine for the years of service
towards her community,” said Representative Meschino. “She has served both the people and the
animals of Scituate, and the Commonwealth at large, with compassion and empathy.”
A complete list of this year’s honorees is available by contacting the Commission; to request this
list or for additional information please contact the MCSW at 617-626-6520 or
mcsw@state.ma.us.

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