warren westgate - 1972 (covell)
Westgate wryly noted, “In view of my image: crusty, closed-minded, sometimes a public nuisance, obstreperous, and a Gray Panther, I have a feeling that the committee just felt the need to preserve an endangered species.”
—Senior citizens: longtime advocate and leader in obtaining programs and facilities for seniors, who now have a Center and Senior Citizens Commission representing seniors before the City Council
—Yolo County Grand Jury
—Fought for special housing for the elderly, low income and fixed income people
—Peace activist: for six years he has stood in the G St. Plaza, often alone, in the weekly vigil praying for peace
—Talented photographer and artist: he avails his works free of charge to local newspapers, exhibits in the Senior Center and elsewhere. Works for “visual awareness” programs for seniors and others. His photo gallery at 412 G St. is dedicated to introducing the works of young photographers
Councilman Holdstock presented the award (on behalf of Mayor Maynard Skinner) before 10,000 people at Community Park July 4, 1973.