By Joseph Domelowicz Jr.
With family, friends and well-wishers looking on, Dorothy Martin-Long, a well known and Monday night for her years of volunteerism and community activism.
“That’s what Everett people do,” said Martin-Long, after being presented with her citation. “We reach out and we help. . . volunteering is very important.”
City Councilor Anthony DiPierro read the citation before presenting it to Ms. Martin-Long and also gave a brief history of her contributions and accomplishments as a lifelong resident and volunteer in the city.
“In 2009 she was elected Commissioner to the nine member volunteer Everett Charter Commission, which successfully rewrote, updated and modernized the City’s constitution,” noted DiPierro.
Among Martin-Long’s other contributions and volunteer efforts, she was appointed to the Everett School Committee and served four years beginning in 1985 and she is an Election Warden for the city.
Martin-Long has also been a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, she is also a member of the Mystic Valley Elder Services Board of Director, a past member of the YMCA of Malden Board of Directors and an original member of the North Shore Black Women’s Assoc.
Perhaps her greatest personal achievement is as mother to sons Walter Jr. and Jonathan and grandmother to Christopher, Andre and Devin. And Mother in Law to April.
In January, Martin-Long was honored by the North Shore Black Women’s Association, at their annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon at Anthony’s of Malden.
“As you can see, Dorothy has been a community activist for her entire life,” said DiPierro. “and we are extremely lucky to have her as an Everett resident.”