Congratulations  Former Mayor Ken White!
PacRep's Bohemian of the Year!

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Join friends, family, and the community as we celebrate this year's honoree, Ken White. There will be finger foods, dessert, and wines for toasting; all to be enjoyed in the beautiful park-like setting of the historic Outdoor Forest Theater.
Ken White was a Goodwill Ambassador for the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea and served as a member of the Forest and Beach and Planning Commissions and the City Council before serving as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea from 1992 to 2000. For many years he was chair of Friends of Sunset Center and is the former President of Monterey County Pops.
Ken began his long career in leadership in 1959 with the Monterey Unified School District as a football and wrestling coach, later becoming the Athletic Director. He also became a member of the Carmel Unified School Board and eventually rose to Chairman of the Board.
In 1988, he was elected to the City Council, and four years later, he was elected Mayor. Throughout his time in public service, Ken White gained a reputation for his clear thinking, fairness, and ability to build consensus.
He was invaluable to his community as he served on the Carmel Wastewater District, and the Monterey Peninsula College Foundation. He is also well known across the peninsula for his continuous work with the Salvation Army.
Ken worked with the Sunset Center Renovation Committee, Friends of Sunset, the Carmel Arts Festival, the Monterey Symphony and Pacific Repertory Theatre. He served on the PacRep Board in the early 2000s, often sitting in the position of board Vice President.
Long acknowledged to be “Mr. Carmel,” The Carmel Residence Association named him “Citizen of the Year” in 2008. In 2012, the Pebble Beach Tours d’Elegance named him “Volunteer of the Year.”
Bohemians are known for their dedication and contributions to the world of the visual and performing arts, and Ken’s work with PacRep has clearly made him worthy of this title. As Carmel’s oldest professional theatre company, Pacific Repertory Theatre takes pride in continuing this tradition by naming Ken White, “Bohemian of the Year.