Mark Magid has been named Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Montecito, according to club president Carolyn Brown.
“My day job is as a general contractor, and I was lucky enough to use my expertise to help complete an open-air covered market for 150 vendors. Under the lead of Dr. Victoria Bentley, our club was the front-runner for funding and motivating the project. We finished it on time and within budget, which is a near impossible task in the Congo,” Magid said. “Women mostly, are now sheltered in the torrential winter rains and from the heat of the sun and dust in the summer months. The looks of relief and gratitude on the faces of the local people were what made the entire project and trip a real success.”
He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in construction management and a minor in theater. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children — Charlie, Jake and Reese. The family lives in Santa Barbara, where Magid grew up.
Formed in 1954, the purpose of the Rotary Club of Montecito organization is to support efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs.
For more information on the Rotary Club of Montecito, click here or call Brown at 805.962.2382.
— Jennifer Goddard is a publicist representing the Rotary Club of Montecito.