Joan joined the MAAV Board of Directors in 2000. She returned to her hometown of Melrose after having children, to raise her family. She is married and has three daughters, all who have benefited from MAAV’S great programming over the years. She always wanted them to know growing up that they had a voice. In addition to being President, Joan serves on the Strategic Planning Committee & has Co-Chaired the Annual Walk Committee. Joan was an original member of the Mentoring Program that MAAV ran in conjunction with the Melrose Police Department. She is actively involved with Special Olympics, and is the Superintendent of Mt. Hood Golf Course & Public Open Space for the City of Melrose.
Save the Date for the Melrose Run for Women!
Hit the road this Mother’s Day for the 22nd Annual Melrose Run for Women! This year’s race will be held on Sunday, May 12 beginning at Pine Banks Park. The 3.5-mile road race begins at 9 am.
This family-friendly event honoring mothers and children has become a Melrose Mother’s Day tradition, drawing over 1000 women. The festivities kick off with a series of kids’ races followed by the main event: a 3.5-mile run/walk which winds through the scenic and peaceful Swains Pond section of the city. Many women walk and run the course accompanied by their children. The race finishes up with children handing out flowers, music, and awards, and refreshments will be available after the race.
Online registration ($28) is open until Wednesday, May 8 at northshoretiming.com.