Brenda Noel for City Council


by John Coates

submitted October 27, 2017

I write to endorse Brenda Noel for City Council. In the ten years I’ve known Brenda, she’s consistently combined a level of energy and passion with judgment and concern for everything she’s done – from her family to school events, from local non-profits to the kinds of hard political choices that our city must make.

She has helped pave the way for amazing improvements at vital organizations like the All Newton Music School, and made the fund-raising for those improvements as fun as they were successful.
Brenda listens. She finds ways to build. She connects with people of all backgrounds and perspectives. She convinces people to do things – to their own benefit – that they would not otherwise do. Ward 6 – indeed, all of Newton – would be a better, more lively place with her helping organize, find consensus, and serve on our City Council."