Priscilla Nickerson of Revere was recently honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines in a ceremony at the State House in Boston. This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing our communities on a daily basis.
“Throughout her life, Priscilla has made it her goal to make Revere a better place to work, live and raise a family,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “Her selfless work has strengthened local bonds and provided invaluable resources, particularly for our elderly residents. I am so pleased that the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women chose to celebrate Priscilla’s extraordinary character and recognize her achievements.”
“For as long as I’ve known Priscilla, she has always strived to make the community a better place to live and visit,” said Representative RoseLee Vincent. “Priscilla has a big heart, and she has made it her mission in life to make our city the best it can be. I am so proud to call Priscilla a friend and neighbor.”
Priscilla is a co-founder of the West Revere Neighborhood Group, a group of committed residents whose vision is to maintain and improve upon the quality of life enjoyed by the neighborhood. Through Priscilla’s organization and because of her advocacy, the WRNG has been able to engage residents and sponsor projects, which have greatly enriched the community. Some of these projects, including a local dog park, a new playground, an urban walking trail and freshly painted underpasses, would not have been possible without Priscilla’s tenacity and dedication.
Always thinking creatively of ways to bring the people of Revere together for a good cause, Priscilla organized the Revere Santa Walk back in 2011. This now annual event raises funds to go toward various projects, which beautify the community. Additionally, Priscilla helped to organize the first city-wide spring cleanup, and she never hesitates to pick up litter in the street or to paint over graffiti that is on a public space.
Priscilla constantly gives of her time and of herself for the greater good of our community. When the West Revere Neighborhood Group was formed, she did not hesitate to open the doors of her family’s beautiful function hall for the group to hold its regular meetings. When Revere’s seniors need assistance, she is always willing to be a staunch advocate for them.
Currently, she serves as a member of the Garfield School Improvement Committee and strives to seek funding for extra activities that will enhance students’ experience and learning.