The Annual Meeting of the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Tufts University. As part of the event, the Association awarded Medford resident and City of Medford employee Alicia Hunt the 2016 Mystic Municipal Leadership Award.
The Mystic Municipal Leadership Award honors city officials and staff who have made an outstanding contribution to improving the condition of the Mystic River and its tributaries. Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy and Environment and Environmental Agent for the City of Medford was recognized as a reliable and passionate advocate for the Mystic and Malden Rivers. She has catalyzed the municipal relationship with the Association and served as liaison to the Mayor’s office. Alicia has garnered municipal support for water chestnut removal and is invested in the EPA Mystic River Steering Committee. Recently, Alicia has been a leader in developing the Clippership Connector – a focus of the Mystic Greenways Initiative that connects Medford center with Riverbend Park.
“Alicia is a reliable active participant around a variety of Mystic River projects and issues,” said Beth MacBlane, Outreach and Communications Director at the Mystic River Watershed Association. “She serves as a role model for municipal involvement and we are thrilled to recognize her good work.”