Honoring Representative Ellen Story: Our Hero for Healthy Planet


Representative Ellen Story, together with MA Senate President Stan Rosenberg, cut the ribbon at our Grand Opening Celebration.

State Representative Ellen Story was honored with the Hitchcock Center’s Hero for a Healthy Planet Award at the annual Salamander Sunday Brunch on November 6th. Her service to the community and her commitment to seeking funding and support at the state level for the Center’s new “living” building has been unwavering.


Representative Ellen Story and Julie Johnson, Executive Director at the Salamander Sunday Brunch.

Presented by Julie Johnson, Hitchcock Center Executive Director, Jaana Cutson, Hitchcock Board President, Nancy Eddy, Capital Campaign Chair, the award read:

In recognition of Ellen’s more than 24 years of dedicated, effective public service that has created a more socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically resilient community. Your beauty and grace in everything you do will always be cherished. We are forever grateful for your pioneering spirit, unwavering commitment, dogged determination, and exceptional integrity. Thank you for championing the Hitchcock Center’s mission to educate for a healthier planet and for securing our legacy by making our visionary new “living” building a reality. You are a game-changer and a change-maker.

Guests were asked to share words to best described Ellen in a fun pop-up group activity. “Tireless,” “Homerian,” “Steadfast,” “Conscientious,” “Responsive,” “Perseverant,” “Gracious”, “Elegant,” “Honest” ….

Thank you Ellen for your years of work on behalf of the Hitchcock Center and our community.

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