Emily Westcott received the Citizen of the Year Award from Sequim Elks Lodge #2642. Bob Klink, Past Exalted Ruler of the lodge, presented Westcott with the award at a dinner on April 14.
“I have admired Emily for years,” Klink said, “She works tirelessly to keep our city the wonderful and beautiful community that it is.”
Klink added, “Emily is currently serving on the board for the Shipley Center, Red Cross and Olympic Theatre Arts. She has served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Museum and Arts Center and Irrigation Festival. Some of her projects are The Boys & Girls Club, putting together the flower baskets that go up along Washington Street with the SHS students who make them, the Street Fair, and the downtown Christmas lights and decorations each year. She also is an accomplished pilot and regularly donates flights as auction items to help raise money for nonprofits.”
Westcott regularly can be seen weeding up and down Washington Street, keeping it beautiful.
“The Elks Lodge wanted to recognize and show their appreciation to Emily for all she does for all of us,” Klink said. “If we were all more like her, our community would receive national awards and global attention.”