My 2013 Gloucester Community Person Of The Year- Melissa Cox

I’ve never done a Gloucester Community Person of The Year Award  but I got to thinking and this year it just was so obvious who I would pick for the title because after being around her (and her awesome husband Bill) and seeing how much she gives of herself to our community, to me it wasn’t even up for debate.

Melissa it seems is at every single community event and is always volunteering her time and work to make Gloucester a better place.  There are people that show up for ribbon cutting ceremonies, get their picture taken and then take off.  Melissa is the one who generally was there on the ground floor of whatever people were there to celebrate by getting her hands dirty and making things happen.  Always with a smile always with a laugh.

Not talking just about her work as a City Councilor which during her young tenure has shown a great desire to do what’s right for the City not based on political vendettas, but truly based on what she thinks are the right things to do.  She is responsive and effective in making things happen for her constituents and the city as a whole.

But politics is my least favorite thing so what I’d rather point out is how she’s always there at events lending a hand or at The Burnham’s Field Community Garden clearing plots and organizing meetings, and honestly it seems like every single event we cover here on GMG Melissa is there, supporting or participating to make our City better.

Melissa, thank you so much for all you do to make Gloucester even better than the place it already is.

We love you (and Bill too) Smile

Allen Estes Vickie and Melissa Cox at Cape Ann savings bank toy drive

Vickie Van Ness photo

Getting Dirty For Breast Cancer


Good Egg Melissa Cox Rocking Her New City of Gloucester Pin

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Joey C


Melissa and Bill Cox at the Red Sox game.. lucky them

Melissa at World Series

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18 Responses to My 2013 Gloucester Community Person Of The Year- Melissa Cox

  1. brenda says:

    We in Ward II are very lucky to have Melissa as our ward councilor …

  2. Bill Cox says:

    Thank you for the very kind words. My wife is tireless in her pursuit to make our city an even better place.

  3. Janet Lemnah says:

    Melissa deserves this award very much. It is true that she is the consummate volunteer and does care about others. She is always friendly whenever you see her.

  4. Melissa Cox says:

    I’m very humbled and honored to see this post! Wow, I’m actually at a loss for words and I just woke Joey up to thank him (Sorry Joey). Gloucester is a wonderful place, full of wonderful people and I’m grateful to be a part of it. It’s easy to be involved when you love your community.

  5. Bill Fonvielle says:

    I think you got it right, Joey. Good choice.

  6. John McElhenny says:

    Couldn’t agree more, Joe. Great post. Thanks, Melissa, for all you do for Ward 2 and Gloucester.

  7. That was a pretty easy choice. Melissa started 2013 dancing gangman style in her pajamas and dove into the harbor then it was downhill from there. GCPOYA might have to be retired or we just let Melissa keep it since she isn’t slowing down in 2014.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Congrats, your a doer not a talker, keep up the great work.

  9. Melissa is amazing, no matter what is going on in the city, Melissa is always willing to take on a task, from her role as Ward 2 councilor to helping with the lobster trap tree even with her broken finger. Proud of Melissa and happy she is part of our beautiful city.

  10. gregbover says:

    Great choice. You rock, Melissa.

  11. Susan canning says:

    Best choice ever! Fantastic ward councilor and great all around person!

  12. Melissa is awesome! Always helping others with a giant smile. Gloucester is lucky to have her helping hands and giant heart! Congrats Melissa !

  13. Next Step says:

    I agree too- Melissa is an amazing and tireless advocate for the city. She knits some pretty adorable baby hats too. :) thanks for all that you do, Melissa (and Bill!)

  14. Ed Collard says:

    Melissa is the best!! Bill is no slouch either!

  15. Annie Cota says:

    As Melissa’s mom, I know what an amazing woman she is. I’m so very proud to read all the previous comments. Melissa has always seemed to love your town. She is blessed to have the support of Bill and they make quite a team. Keep up the good work kids. Love you both.

  16. Melissa is one of the reasons we felt confident to move our business to Gloucester and specifically to Maplewood Ave – she looks out for the people and businesses of her ward and really knows whats going on.

  17. Alicia Cox says:

    my sista from anotha mista! wtg!

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