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Posted on: March 5, 2020

March Spirit of Rowlett Award - Mark & Betty Engen

Mark and Betty Engen sitting at a desk

Congratulations to Mark & Betty Engen, this month’s Spirit of Rowlett Award winners! This award is to publicly recognize ordinary residents doing extra-ordinary things in our community, and the recipients are nominated by YOU – the citizens of Rowlett.

The Engens were nominated by Mayor Pro Tem Martha Brown, who says:
“First, let me say that I cannot nominate one of this couple without including the other because they serve in so many areas together! Mark & Betty Engen are retired educators who moved to Rowlett from the northeast to be closer to their grandchildren. 

Both are graduates of the Rowlett City Academy and both serve on the Keep Rowlett Beautiful Board of Directors; Mark as President and Betty as Education Chair. They volunteer hundreds of hours each year in those roles, bringing their experience, fresh vision and contagious energy to KRB. Under Mark’s leadership, a new Youth Advisory Board was formed and Betty has been instrumental in connecting KRB with our public schools. 

Mark also serves on the Planning & Zoning Commission and Betty is a member of the Friends of the Rowlett Library organization. As soon as this dynamic duo moved to our City, they hit the ground running to learn about, and give back to our community. Mark & Betty Engen’s passion for people and public service make them worthy recipients of the Spirit of Rowlett Award.” 

We hope you enjoy this interview of Mark & Betty by Councilmember Whitney Laning.

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Do you know a local hero? Nominate them today!. This is a great way to say “Thank you” to those who have encouraged, supported and acted in a way that has impacted you in your everyday life. We look forward to hearing from you and to providing this recognition for good deeds, done well!


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