The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission, in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club, recently named Judy Thum the 2017 Senior Citizen of the Year, and Pam Walker as the recipient of the Service to Seniors Award, based on nominations from the public.

Judy has been a dedicated leader, educator, and volunteer in the Encinitas community for over 40 years. She has been involved with the Coastal Communities Concert Band, the Encinitas Library, City of Encinitas Commission for the Arts, League of Women Voters, and three book clubs. Pam volunteers at the 1883 schoolhouse, is involved in the Meals on Wheels program, serves as the treasurer for the Encinitas Historical Society, and leads tours for the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. She often helps elderly residents by driving them to the store or to doctor’s appointments.

Judy and Pam were honored at a City Council meeting with a personal award and a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Senior Center. They were also recognized as guests of honor at an Encinitas Rotary Club luncheon in May.