Groundwork Lawrence wins community award

Groundwork Lawrence has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Peter R. Lee Healthy Communities Award, created to recognize organizations that make significant contributions to building healthy communities in Massachusetts. Peter Lee was a leader in the movement for healthier communities who died in 2013. In accepting the award at a recent ceremony, Groundwork Lawrence executive director Heather McMann expressed gratitude for the recognition, citing her organization’s efforts toward building greenways, cleaning up parks, and hosting farmers markets, all of which are geared toward helping individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the city as a whole. McMann was presented the award by Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett and interim director of public policy Geoff Wilkinson.