Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Maria Luise of Malden was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2018 class of Unsung Heroines.  Representative Steven Ultrino recommended Ms. Luise for this recognition because of her outstanding contributions to the city of Malden. Ms. Luise was honored with 130 other Unsung Heroines for her outstanding contributions to her organization/community in a ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 1-4 p.m., in the Great Hall at the State House in Boston.
Maria Luise is the special assistant to Mayor Gary Christenson. She has been a dedicated government employee for many years as well as an active member of the Malden community.
“Maria Luise has made significant contributions to the city of Malden,” says Representative Ultrino, “Her dedication to the community deserves recognition, which is why I was honored to nominate her for the Unsung Heroine Award.”
The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but 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. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community is better because of their contribution.  
The ceremony included a program emceed by MCSW Chair Margot Parrot, acknowledging each of the 2018 Unsung Heroines, along with remarks from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, Senate President Harriette L. Chandler and Representative Colleen M. Garry, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators. The ceremony was followed by a group photograph and a “Just Desserts” reception.
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.
This event was made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors: Baystate Health, Eastern Bank, Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Jacqueline’s Gourmet Cookies, Kerry Goodwin Photography, Polar Beverages, and SM Lorusso and Sons, Inc.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women 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.

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