Longtime resident honored by League of Women Voters

Longtime Winchester resident and civic volunteer Sarah Swiger was honored Thursday by the League of Women Voters of Winchester for her many years of service to the community and her commitment to Winchester’s youth. During the group’s annual meeting, held at the Sanborn House, Swiger was presented with the Civic Leadership Award. Each year, the local chapter of the League of Women Voters presents the award to a woman who has made a significant contribution to civic life at the state or local level. Swiger, who has lived in town for 38 years, served on the School Committee for 16 years. Although she opted not to run for reelection to the School Committee last year, Swiger remains active in Winchester. She is a Town Meeting member and sits on the Capital Planning Committee and the Substance Abuse Coalition. Past recipients of the leadership award include Carolyn Starrett, founder of Sustainable Winchester, in 2013, and Town Clerk MaryEllen Lannon, in 2012.