The Elk Grove City Council on July 26 selected six people to each receive a Key to the City, which is recognized as one of the city’s highest honors.
The city refers to its Key to the City as a “symbolic gesture of appreciation and welcome to a person or entity,” and presents this award to certain individuals who made significant accomplishments in public service, humanitarian efforts, military service, the entertainment industry and sports, as well as local centenarians.
Those recently selected for this honor were Roy Herburger, Karissa Krater-Trinchera, Mathilde Mukantabana, Donald Ralph, Jamie Whitmore, and Terry Wolff.
Herburger, a dedicated journalist and a prominent community member with a commitment to education and other matters, purchased the Elk Grove Citizen and Galt Herald in 1959.
He has served as president of the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Elk Grove and the California Newspaper Publishers Association (now California News Publishers Association), as well as on various boards and committees.
Herburger, who received many awards and other recognition, including resolutions from the California Legislature and an elementary school named in his honor, also created the city’s shop local effort with the slogan, “Think, Shop, Live Elk Grove.”
Krater-Trinchera is a Special Olympics swimmer, who earned the International Athlete of the Year award based on nominations from throughout the world for her commitment to excellence and sportsmanship.
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