Evan Plotkin named 2022 Citizen of the Year by Springfield Regional Chamber
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) — On Wednesday evening, the Springfield Regional Chamber honored Evan Plotkin as the 2022 Springfield Regional Chamber Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year.
The award is presented annually to honor the memory of Richard J. Moriarty, a longtime active member of the chamber and an individual who gave his time, talent, and personal and professional resources to the local community.
Originally from Springfield, Plotkin is one of the main organizers of the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival and is the force behind Art & Soles.
Western Mass News stopped by Wednesday night to hear Plotkin’s acceptance speech.
“There will be times when you or an organization faces difficulties and challenges, when the outlook is bleak and the road looks like a dead end,” Plotkin said. “A strong, positive and optimistic mindset is needed to start changing the culture of the organization and ultimately its challenges. Great leaders know this. Richard Moriarty knew it.
The Springfield Regional Chamber is a business association representing the region and its geographic center of Springfield and more than 700 businesses of all sizes, providing leadership in creating a healthy business climate.
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