Nina J. Goodick Recognized as 2022 Commonwealth Heroine

Nina J. Goodick of Gloucester has been honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2022 class of Commonwealth Heroines. State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) recommended Goodick for this recognition because of her volunteer work and dedication to the Cape Ann community.

“From her work helping preserve and display Cape Ann’s artistic and maritime heritage for future generations to her passion for using her various talents to help those in need, Nina Goodick uses her resources, time, and considerable talent to uplift the people of Cape Ann and our communities as a whole,” said Ferrante. “I am honored to recommend Nina as a Commonwealth Heroine.”

As a member of the board of trustees of the Cape Ann Museum and daughter of a fishing family, Goodick is a champion for Cape Ann’s artistic and maritime traditions. In addition to her normal work with the board, she spearheaded the Museum’s “The Art of Lunch” program, teaming up with the “We Are All in This Together Gloucester” Facebook group to underwrite the serving of lunch twice a month by the Grace Center, a Gloucester day resource center for residents experiencing food insecurity or homelessness. Using her skill as an artist, Goodick further helps to fight food insecurity on Cape Ann by donating hand-crafted bowls to The Open Door Food Pantry, to be auctioned in support of their annual “Empty Bowl” fundraiser.

Nina is also a trustee of Awesome Gloucester, an award winning chapter of the Awesome Foundation. Awesome Gloucester encourages and supports projects intended to add awesomeness to Gloucester related to innovation in maritime-related industry and economy, preservation of maritime heritage and culture, and community togetherness and appreciation.

The Commonwealth Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make a difference. Thousands of women in every community of the state perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. Commonwealth Heroines use their time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others in their community.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women recognized the Commonwealth Heroines Class of 2022 on June 22, 2022 in Boston.