Sharon Mason-Boersma

2016 Community Volunteer Award Recipient

courtesy of the Stoughton Courier Hub

courtesy of the Stoughton Courier Hub

Sharon Mason-Boersma has been not only a persistent advocate and mentor for families facing barriers to achieving their dreams but also an ardent voice for services in Stoughton to address those barriers.

Sharon recently retired after 28 years of social work service for Dane County Human Services, the last 17 as a Joining Forces for Families (JFF) community social worker and prior to that 8 years of social work service in Sheboygan County, Kenosha County, and LaCrosse.   In 2001 she served on a planning team to address needs for families in crisis.  It's vision created the Stoughton Area Resource Team, and she was an Executive Board member until her retirement. Sharon mentored university social work interns and other social workers in the community.  Her gentle but focused efforts for community based services resulted in the continuing presence of Dane County Human Services in Stoughton. 

In retirement Sharon’s gift is her continued support for families facing challenges and her advocacy for community-based solutions.  She serves on several Boards of Directors including Stoughton United Ministries (SUM), Shalom Free Health Clinic, Personal Essentials Pantry (PEP), Host A Family, Eyes of Hope, and Stoughton Kiwanis Club.  She is a member of the Stoughton Homelessness Coalition, Housing Advocacy Team in Stoughton (HATS), Stoughton Cares, and Stoughton Area Resource Team Community Board.  Sharon and her husband Sid live in Stoughton and have two adult children Andrew and Sarah and a new grandchild Alexander.