Sylvia Broude Receives ‘Sparkplug’ Award for Enlightened Public Service
This past fall, The John Merck Fund, a longtime funder of Toxics Action Center, recognized Sylvia Broude, Toxics Action Center’s Executive Director, with the $50,000 Frank Hatch “Sparkplug” Award for Enlightened Public Service. This award recognizes outstanding leaders who have embodied extraordinary creativity, dedication and foresight in their work.
“Under Sylvia’s direction, the Toxics Action Center has been instrumental in helping local communities and residents become active leaders in closing down the remaining coal-fired power plants in New England and in fighting to stop a major buildout of natural gas in the region,” said Whitney Hatch, the chair of the John Merck Fund.
Sylvia’s career at Toxics Action Center began as a community organizer in 2006 and she has served as executive director since 2012. Thank you for your outstanding leadership, Sylvia!