Lauriellen “Elle” Baker of Revere was recently honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2018 class of Unsung Heroines in a ceremony at the State House in Boston. This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing our communities on a daily basis.
“Elle’s deeply in tune with what’s going on in Revere and has inspired countless residents to get involved in community matters,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “Her work makes Revere a better place to live, work and raise a family, and I thank Elle for all that she does.”
“We in the City of Revere are so very fortunate to have Elle Baker as a resident,” said State Representative RoseLee Vincent. “Elle is always asking what more she can do to enhance the community, and is constantly coming up with innovative ideas to better the quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits Revere. I am proud to call Elle a neighbor and a dear friend.”
“Elle is among the most dedicated public servants to the City of Revere,” said State Senator Joseph Boncore. “Elle does not only energize her neighborhood as a Ward 6 community organizer, but her work with public parks and with Revere on the Move has improved the city’s overall health and quality of life. Congratulations to Elle for her receipt of this prestigious award.”
As the energetic Neighborhood Organizer for the City of Revere, Elle Baker is engaged and connected with residents around the community. Her professional responsibilities include facilitating local neighborhood groups that are committed to making improvements to the community. Elle’s leadership and guidance continually allows for these groups to reach their goals of completing meaningful projects that enhance their neighborhoods and the whole city.
Known for being a “task master,” she has led the efforts on tackling many community projects, including various playgrounds, parks and citywide cleanups. Without Elle’s voice and tireless efforts, Revere’s neighborhood groups would not be able to accomplish nearly as much as they do.
Elle goes above and beyond what is expected of her at her job. In addition to her role as the overall Neighborhood Organizer for Revere on the Move, she has taken on the responsibility of managing specific neighborhood improvement projects – including writing grants to get them implemented and completed with significant neighborhood input and pride among the residents of the community.
When she is not working in her capacity as Neighborhood Organizer, she is still working as a tireless advocate for a better Revere. A devoted mother of two children, and a loving daughter, she balances her professional life with her family life, while still allowing a significant amount of time to devote to causes she is passionate about.
Elle is also a founding member of the “Alliance for Health and Environment,” an organization which raises awareness about public health and environmental impacts of waste incineration and associated ash disposal activities, and promotes environmental justice for communities impacted by waste incineration and ash disposal. Her efforts for standing up for her neighbors earned her a “River Stewardship Award” from the Saugus River Watershed Council in 2015.
Additionally, Elle is an active member of her own neighborhood group, the Point of Pines Beach Association, and she has been responsible for planning and executing many of the organization’s activities that have engaged residents of the neighborhood and brought people together.
Elle’s enthusiasm, passion for community advocacy and her skills to mobilize residents to improve Revere show her dedication to and love for Revere, earning her the “Unsung Heroine” designation.