(JUNE 6, 2024) Hyannis, MA – The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum has named Sarah K. Peake as the 2024 recipient of the museum’s annual Community Leadership Award.  Sarah K. Peake is the current state representative for the 4th Barnstable District, comprising the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Chatham, and Harwich, and announced she would not run for re-election after a long and productive career as a legislative leader.

The award will be conferred upon Representative Peake at a reception at the JFK Hyannis Museum on Tuesday June 18, 2024. The award was created by the museum in 2015 to recognize excellence in leadership and is named for the co-founders of the museum.

“Representative Peake has been highly visible, leading her district with distinction. She has been a strong and effective advocate for all of Cape Cod, representing us on the issues that impact our quality of life,” said Paul Hart Miller, chair of the board. “Her work to address the sustainability of our fisheries, supporting the critical tourism, arts and culture sectors, and protecting the Cape’s environment while addressing the housing needs here has been significant” stated Miller.

Rep. Peake’s significant public service includes membership on the Provincetown Charter Enforcement Commission (1995-2002), election to the Provincetown Board of Selectmen in 2002, serving as its Vice Chair and election in 2007 to the Great and General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where she has served with distinction for 17 years.

“We invite members of the community to join us on June 18th at 4:00 p.m. to thank Rep. Peake personally for her tireless advocacy and selfless effort to keep Cape Cod a special place,” said Wendy Northcross, museum director. “The event registration link can be found on the museum website at www.JFKHyannisMuseum.org.”

The JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation Founders Community Leadership Award recognizes excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration of others. Established in 2015 to recognize the founders of the JFK Hyannis Museum which was created in 1992 to preserve and promote the legacy of President Kennedy and his family’s deep connection to Cape Cod, this honor has been bestowed upon Wendy Northcross and Rebecca Pierce-Merrick (2015), Michael Robinson and Gary Sheehan (2016), Joel Crowell (2017), Jung-Ho Pak (2018), DeWitt Davenport and The Davenport Companies (2019), Governor Charlie Baker (2022) and Dorothy A. Savarese (2023).  This year’s award reception was made possible by the generous support of DePaola, Begg & Associates and the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket Steamship Authority.

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