THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022 Page 5 Dr. Nathalee Kong is August 2022’s Public Servant of the Month ic, and her guidance throughout the vaccination clinics was instrumental for our community. She will be sorely missed.” Dr. Kong is a graduate of the Dr. Nathalee Kong. Dr. Kong gets a “thumbs-up” from Police Chief Dave Callahan after receiving his Covid shot last year. REVERE, MA – Mayor Brian Arrigo announced this week August’s Public Servant of the Month in the City of Revere, Dr. Nathalee Kong. Dr. Kong most recently served as the City’s Chief of Health and Human Services but has fi nished her time as Chief as of July 28, 2022. Residents may know Dr. Kong as the face and voice of information at the peak of COVID-19 – throughout the pandemic, Dr. Kong worked on a voluntary basis for the City of Revere where she organized vaccination clinics, worked with the Department of Public Health, and provided medical and scientifi c data and information to the Revere Emergency Response Team. Her knowledge and direction put Revere GRANTS | FROM Page 1 ter planning process was the creation of a walkway to allow public access to the Pines and Saugus riverbanks where none now exists. Another of the key points of the master plan was the creation of a nonmotorized community boating center on the site where the dilapidated boatyard has stood for decades on the banks of the Pines River. An additional $35,000 grant from the Seaport Economic Council will support the fi nal design and permitting of a dockage system and related waterside resilience improvements for that process. “These grants are really going to help with the Riverfront walkway, which is imperative and much needed for the city,” said City Council President Gerry Visconti. “Once that is done, it’s going to be exciting to see that gateway to our city, so I can’t wait to see it happen.” In the fall of 2021, the City Council approved a $1.725 million bond for the acquisition of the boatyard property by emion the forefront for our pandemic response – her COVID-19 town halls brought in thousands of viewers and were distributed region-wide. “We have been incredibly lucky to have Dr. Kong in the City of Revere for the last two and a half years,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “It’s hard to imagine our COVID response without her guidance and direction. Dr. Kong worked above and beyond for our residents, even on a voluntary basis, because her first and foremost goal has always been to keep Revere residents healthy and safe. With a smile on her face, she brought Revere some of the most informed medical information at the peak of the pandemnent domain. Overall, the goal is to create a community center for rowing and small craft kayaks, David Bois of feasibility study consultant Arrowstreet stated in the spring. All options for the space include community space, gym areas and additional amenities in addition to boat storage. The Revere grants were part of nearly $10.8 million in Seaport Economic Council grants for 19 projects. The grants will help coastal communities advance projects that benefi t commercial maritime industries, improve resident and visitor access to waterfront assets, mitigate the impacts of climate change and advance future dredging. “Massachusetts’ coastal communities are home to working waterfronts, maritime industry and innovation,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I’m proud that the Seaport Economic Council, led by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, has directed nearly $77 million since we have taken offi ce to strengthen Massachusetts’ coastal communities and reinforce them for the future.” University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a graduate of the primary care residency program at MGH. While in residency at MGH she served on the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Residency and Fellow Committee as the community outreach chair. As part of her duties as a primary care physician, Dr. Kong focuses on residency education and community health and is a member of the Department of Medicine’s Community Health Council. As the Chief of Health and Human Services, Dr. Kong was responsible for directly supporting 8 departments and commissions including Elderly Services, the Department of Public Health, Community Health and Engagement, SUDI/ Homelessness, Veterans Services, Consumer Aff airs, and the North Suff olk Public Health Collaborative. The chief position is responsible for managing over 40 full time and part time employees and managing nearly $4 million dollars annually in revenues and expenses over all HHS departments. Dr. Kong’s direction over the course of her time as Chief has charted the course for the future of Health and Human Services in the City of Revere. With her departure, Dr. Kong Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 Revere Summer Food Program FREE Grab and Go Lunch at select school and park locations throughout Revere starting Monday, July 18th! Parents/Guardians can pick up FREE Grab N Go lunches for their children between the ages of 0-18!  Beachmont School, rear entrance, (breakfast 8am-9am; lunch 11am-1pm)  Revere Beach Pavilion #2 (lunch 11am-1pm)  Sonny Meyers Park on Beach Street, (lunch 11am -1pm)  Hill School, rear entrance, stadium side, breakfast 8am-9am; lunch 11am-1pm)  Paul Revere School, rear entrance, (Monday-Thursday), breakfast 8am-9am; lunch 11am-1pm)  Garfield School (front entrance) (Monday-Thursday) Lunch 12:00pm1:00pm RHA Rose Recreational Center on Rose Street (lunch 11:30am-1pm) RHA Adams Court Recreational on Adams Street (lunch 11:30am-1pm)  Ciarlone Park on Newhall Street (lunch 11:30am-1pm)  Louis Pasteur Park on Endicott Street (lunch 11:30am-1pm)  Revere Farmer’s Market on Broadway at American Legion Hall (FRIDAYS only, lunch 12-1:00pm) Programs will serve meals Monday thru Friday except where noted.* Locations may be subject to close due to inclement weather and/or participation. For Updates go to https://www.facebook.com/RPSDiningServices or https://twitter.com/rpsdining “This institution is an equal opportunity provider”. will continue her practice as a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital on Ocean Ave in Revere. “Please join us in celebrating and thanking Dr. Kong for all her incredible work and advocacy,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “Our community is a better place to live because of her, and her impact will be forever engrained into our city.”

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