There are many women around the state who you would call unsung heroines; those who, while not in the news, have made a difference in their communities
Every spring, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and both bodies of the Massachusetts state legislature come together to celebrate “Unsung Heroines” from across the Commonwealth. This year, State Rep. Dave Rogers nominate Jennifer Page for the honor.
Belmont first got to know the Stanley Road resident through her work with the Belmont Committee for a Nuclear Weapons Freeze. Long active in local politics, she is a long-serving and widely respected Town Meeting member. As a member of the Vision 21 Committee and as chair of the Vision 21 Implementation Committee, Page helped preside over a wide-ranging conversation about Belmont’s future and take steps to bring changes to Belmont that were consistent with the Vision’s philosophy. As part of this effort, she was instrumental in establishing Sustainable Belmont.
Also as part of her work with the Town’s Vision, she helped to found Meet Belmont, one of Belmont’s best-attended and most informative events for new and long-time residents. Page also encourages organizations she touches to embrace open dialogue and to value a multitude of perspectives, qualities from which Belmont continues to benefit. Residents can see first-hand Page’s influence on Belmont by attending Meet Belmont which will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Chenery Middle School cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.