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