Community Hero Spotlight: Lori Smith

Each year Nantucket Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Community Hero Calendar.


Community Hero - Lori Smith


May 2017 Community Hero

Lori Smith has worked with the Animal Shelter on Nantucket for close to 20 years. Now at the Safe Harbor for Animals, Lori makes sure that each stray, homeless or abandoned dog finds a home. Lori educates families on pet care and, as a dog behavior consultant, is a resource for many island dog owners seeking advice or information.  Lori’s outreach extends off the island with Little Mountain Rescue in Mississippi, as she helps bring dogs who need homes to Nantucket where they can learn to be sociable, loving pets.


Each Community Hero is awarded $1,000 toward a charity of their choice. Lori will be sending her $1,000 donation from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation to Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals.

Thank you, Lori, for all you for the animals in need on Nantucket.