The winners were selected based on their career achievements and involvement in their local communities. In addition to her work as a litigator, René dedicated countless hours over the last few years to a grassroots effort to renovate and rededicate a local Wareham park. She was instrumental in securing $175,000 in community preservation funds that were used to renovate Lukey Park, named in honor of Philip Lukey, World War II veteran and prisoner-of-war survivor. The restored park was reopened last November.
See more in René's own words here.