Gaye D. Littleton, executive director of the YWCA of Ogden and Northern Utah, has been named the 1988 Distinguished Woman by the Utah Division of the American Association of University Women.

Littleton has a long list of accomplishments, including saving the YWCA branch from closure by boosting its budget from less than $55,000 annually eight years ago to $500,000 today. Last year, because of her fund-raising efforts, the YWCA moved into a new, $1 million building.Among the programs she started at the YWCA are the organization's women of the year awards, a rape-victim counseling program, a women's crisis center for victims of abuse, a day-care center and literacy program and a living skills self-sufficiency program.

Other accomplishments of her lengthy resume include being one of the first women to be accepted in the Ogden Rotary Club, serving two terms on the Ogden City Council and sitting on the boards of three area utilities.

Posts she holds include membership on the Ogden City Housing Authority, the Weber County Department of Aging Board and the Ogden Redevelopment Agency.