Chris Greeley of Yarmouth was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2018 class of Unsung Heroines. Representative Crocker recommended Ms. Greeley for this recognition because of her dedication and hard work towards ending substance abuse and the opioid epidemic.
Chris Greeley of Yarmouth named as an Unsung Heroine
MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ANNOUNCED UNSUNG HEROINES OF 2018
Boston - Chris Greeley of Yarmouth was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2018 class of Unsung Heroines. Representative Crocker recommended Ms. Greeley for this recognition because of her dedication and hard work towards ending substance abuse and the opioid epidemic. Ms. Greeley was honored with 130 other Unsung Heroines for her outstanding contributions to her community in a ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 1-4 p.m., in the Great Hall at the State House in Boston.
Chris Greeley has been actively involved in the Yarmouth community since she moved to the Cape in 2004. She has served on an array of organizations, ranging from the Hyannis Park Civic Association to Ocean Harbor Estates, the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop to the Yarmouth Town Charter Review Committee, and the Yarmouth Gravestone Restoration team. Throughout her life, Chris has prioritized the health and well-being of some of life’s most vulnerable individuals; children and those with mental health disorders. Chris has put this into action by becoming a licensed mental health counselor, serving as Chair of the Yarmouth Substance Awareness Committee, Yarmouth Representative to the Barnstable County Human Services Regional Substance Abuse Committee, and as a member of the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School School Committee. Day in and day out, Chris works to make her community a better place. Prior to her move to the Cape, Chris worked with her previous community on substance abuse disorders.
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.
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.