Mayor Setti Warren announced this week he is taking a couple of measures to continue the legacy of former Newton Mayor Theodore Mann.
According to a press release issued this week, Warren will name in honor of Mann. In addition, the annual Community Service Award will be given in Mann's name.
The Community Prayer Breakfast, which was started by Mann in 1975, will be held this year at on Wed., May 23 at 7:30 a.m.
“Mayor Mann gave so much to this community, and was an inspiration to countless Newton residents, myself included,” Warren said in the press release. “It is essential that we preserve his legacy for generations to come.”
In addition to the breakfast, Warren will also name 's executive conference room (Room 209) after Mann. The room, which will be dedicated the evening following the prayer breakfast, will include photos and artifacts from Mann's tenure in office.
Mann served 22 years as the city's mayor and before that was a member of the Board of Aldermen and a state representative.
"The Mann family is grateful for this wonderful recognition of Ted Mann's accomplishments during his long tenure as mayor of the city he loved,” Mayor Mann’s widow, Florence Mann, said in the press release. “Teddy would have been honored to know that a room at City Hall would be permanently named in his memory and dedicated to his legacy and that the Prayer Breakfast he began to promote racial, religious and ethnic harmony would forever bear his name."