Commission on Women

The Melrose Commission on Women (“MCW”) works to study, understand, educate, and promote constructive action in areas of interest and concern to women and girls in the community. As a central voice representing the interests of women and girls in the community, the Commission facilitates and promotes economic, health, safety, education, leadership, and advocacy opportunities for women, foster the advancement of women and girls toward full equality in all areas of life, and provides the Melrose community with a needed vehicle for information, advocacy, and action on issues affecting women. MCW is committed to diversity and seeks to improve the lives of women with diverse racial, ethnic, religious, age, sexual orientation, and socio- economic backgrounds.

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Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Brigid Alverson (781) 979-4440

Board Members

Name Title
Lata Williams Chair
Lorrie DiCesare Treasurer
Sam Hammar Secretary
Elish Barker Member
Maureen Burnham Member
Jessica Buster Member