Ninety-one Rotarians and guests celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Brighton Rotary Club (New York, US, District 7120) and honoured Mark Kokanovich by selecting him to be the Brighton Rotary’s Citizen of the Year.
Since retiring in 2005, Kokanovich has focused his energy and expertise on improving education and medical research and care in Brighton and the western part of the state.
Kokanovich is the president of the Brighton School Board and is a member of the Wilmot Cancer Institute and the Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York.
These are just several of the many organisations Kokanovich has served.
The Brighton Rotary Club presented two checks for $250 each, one to the Wilmot Cancer Institute and one to the Brighton Parent Teachers Student Associations in honour of Kokanovich, which was matched by Kokanovich and his wife, Jean.
The award has been presented each year since 1962 to recognise individuals who strive to better the Brighton community.