Retired City Manager Ken Frank was honored March 25 by Laguna Beach Seniors Inc., but he had to be coerced into accepting the fifth annual Legacy Award.
"The award is presented to people who have left a lasting legacy to our town," said Seniors President Chris Quilter. "When I approached Ken, his reply was a big sigh and, 'Oh God!' So I played my trump card. 'It's for the seniors,'" I said, and he caved."
Never one to seek the limelight, Frank said he appreciated the honor but was embarrassed.
"I got paid," Frank said.
He said the honor belonged to volunteers.
"There are a lot of people here who donated their time, and they should be recognized," Frank said.
New Susi Q Executive Director Nadia Babayi made sure they were, thanking the ball committee and volunteers who worked on the event: Zac Brewer, Ganka Brown, Diane Brashier, Doris Bui-Bender, Cheryl Everhart, Karen Gaither, Beverly Holt, Jheri St. James, Christina Monerastelli, Valerie Neidig, Lynda Sharp, Wynne Tapely, Edie Tonkon, Mai Vu and Phyllis Wilson.