Laird Billings has been named recipient of the Walter C. Orem Award for the fourth quarter of 1990.

The Orem City Council has established the Walter C. Orem Citizen Award to be given to the citizen who best exemplifies the civic-minded actions of Mr. Orem.Billings has been active in community affairs and has given freely of his time and talent in service to the Red Cross, as well as service to the city through two terms as a City Council member. He is serving his second term on the City's Planning Commission.

He has also devoted much time to the Boy Scouts of America.

Billings' hobbies include audience participation in Brigham Young University basketball and football, camping and service to others through his handyman skills.

He and his wife, the former Helen Jack, have five children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.