Mike Razmek, president of the Key Peninsula Lions Club, presents the 2014 Citizen of the Year award to Danna Webster. Photo by Ed Johnson, KP News

All of the 150 people who attended the KP Lions Club 30th annual Key Peninsula Citizen of the Year Awards banquet this year gave a standing ovation to Danna Webster, the KP Citizen of the Year for 2014.

Webster, who started visiting the Key Peninsula in 2001, decided to call the area home in 2003.

She immediately got involved with the newly formed Key Peninsula Community Council where she has served as a member since its inception in 2004. She is currently serving her fourth term as council president.

In her role as president, she has initiated forums on a variety of topics including transportation safety, an annual candidates’ night in October, and land use and emergency preparedness.

Webster was instrumental in forming the annual Farm Tour, which she chaired for several years and is now serving as treasurer. In 2013, the tour attracted a record number of visitors to the Key Peninsula from all around Western Washington.

Webster is also an active participant in the KP Writers’ Guild, the KPC Youth Council, the KP Historical Society and many other KP organizations, including as a reporter for the KP News.

Most recently, she spearheaded the effort to maintain the KP Bus Connects transportation program through the 2013 KP Council’s assumption of the grant program.

According to event organizers, Webster’s leadership and participation has made a difference on the Key Peninsula. She has provided opportunities for elected officials to visit for public discussions and important citizen input.

In a letter to the KP Lions Club, Webster thanked them for the honor of allowing her to represent the 2014 Key Peninsula citizens.

“The recognition has granted me many delightful moments and has affirmed the prestige regarded toward our Key Peninsula Lions Club and this awards event. I wish to express my gratitude for your extraordinary work as our KP Lions to produce the Citizens of the Year awards ceremony.

“Thank you for reminding us every year that the KP is a wonderful place to live,” Webster said.