Wednesday, Oct 04

Linda Plaut Memorial Award

LindaFrom 1974 until her very last day, Linda Plaut was devoted to promoting cultural and civic life in the City of Newton. She started hundreds of Newton’s cultural events, festivals, courses, children’s classes, musical programs, performances and parades. She kept them thriving over the past 45 years and had no plans to retire.  She enriched life for hundreds of thousands of people. Linda believed in making Newton a place where everyone could contribute.
She was said to have known more people in Newton than anyone other than the sitting mayor. “Linda Plaut Day” in Newton was celebrated in both 1988 and 2017. 
In 1988 she was appointed the Director of the Newton Tricentennial Celebration and since that time she served as the Director of the Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs, the Director of the Newton Cultural Council and the Director of the Newton Pride Committee. 
We honor Linda Plaut with a Memorial Award, given to the person, who has dedicated their life to promoting and enriching the community and culture in the City of Newton, a person, who is continuing in Linda's footsteps, upholding her legacy.