The City of Sequim presented the first “Westcott Award” to Emily Westcott for her exemplary volunteer service to the City and the community. The award was presented at the City’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held at the Guy Cole Center on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Emily often refers to herself as the “queen of the weed patrol,” recruiting volunteers and taking it upon herself to make sure the City looks its best, even taking care of weeds on private property. She works with the Sequim High School horticulture program to produce the beautiful flower baskets that adorn the City throughout the summer, and she obtains sponsorships for the baskets to cover the cost. Along with a host of volunteers, Emily decorates downtown for the holiday season making the City sparkle. In addition, Emily has served on the boards of the Museum and Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, the Olympic Theatre Arts, the Red Cross and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce.
“Emily works so hard and commits a great deal of her time to making Sequim beautiful, we wanted to recognize her in a special way by creating this award in her honor and making her the first recipient,” said City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese who is responsible for the City’s volunteer program.
The Westcott Award will be presented annually to a City volunteer in recognition of exemplary service.