Rep. Reinstein Chief of Staff receives Unsung Heroine Award
REVERE – The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women recently honored its 2012 Unsung Heroines, and representing Revere was RoseLee Vincent, chief of staff to Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein.
The awards help to identify and honor extraordinary woman from across the Commonwealth who perform unheralded acts on a daily basis, making our homes and communities better places to live.
Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein nominated RoseLee for the award.
“The longevity and value of RoseLee’s activism has left an indelible impact on the city of Revere and its residents as she has become a true unsung heroine in the community,” Representative Reinstein said. “She has used her time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in our city. To say this award is well deserved would be an understatement.”
Over the past 40 years, RoseLee has selflessly served to improve Revere and treated its residents with a genuine compassion one only expects from family. She first served in the PTA, as a member and eventual president, where she pioneered women’s athletics, creating opportunities that never previously existed in Revere. RoseLee has worked for the people of Revere at the State House for close to 25 years.
RoseLee worked for former State Representative William Reinstein and later Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein.
“My father quickly realized RoseLee was integral in Revere’s progress and had cultivated so many meaningful relationships within the city that hiring her was a necessity,” Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein said. “When my father passed 14 years ago, I repeated one of his wisest moves by immediately hiring RoseLee as my Chief of Staff.”
“I offer congratulations to RoseLee Vincent for earning the honor of being this year’s unsung heroine from Revere,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “Throughout RoseLee’s career, her work at the State House as well as her community involvement have distinguished her as a strong contributor to her city and a true heroine.”
“RoseLee’s passion for helping people, particularly those from her hometown of Revere is unmatched. I have seen firsthand her commitment and compassion when dealing with others,” notes Sen. Anthony Petrucelli. “She is well respected among all those who work at the State House and is more than deserving of this prestigious award. I look forward to working with her for many years to come.”
She continues today as a driving force and leader of both the Revere Beach Partnership and Revere Beautification Committee, where she re-invigorated pride in residents by making significant enhancements to Revere and the city’s historical beach. RoseLee also currently serves as Democratic City Committee chair for Revere.
“I have known RoseLee Vincent both personally and professionally for close to 25 years,” said Mayor Dan Rizzo. “Her dedication in providing solid and meaningful constituent services from her position in state government, along with her overall commitment to volunteerism in Revere has truly made our city a better place. RoseLee Vincent is why awards like this were created.”
“RoseLee Vincent has been a tireless advocate for the citizens of Revere,” former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino said. Whether helping constituents deal with state agencies, working to improve programming on Revere Beach, or engaging in efforts to beautify public places, RoseLee is always giving 110% to improve the lives of Revere’s residents and make the city a better place to live. I am so proud to have her as a colleague.”