A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO MARK ORGILL
Mark Orgill has been a Laguna Beach local since 1984, and today he resides with his wife Dora in the heart of Laguna Beach’s natural beauty and charm. Mark is running for City Council because he believes the city has current challenges that can be better managed and overcome—with a plan, and with more civility.
Mark’s work ethic took hold at age 14, painting houses in Upland where he grew up. Eventually his interests led him to boutique real estate development, construction and operations, and developing businesses that reflect his passion for creative spaces, innovative design and novel programs.
Mark’s local projects include: Seven Degrees, Another Kind Vietnamese cafe, LCAD student housing and Sunset Cove Villas, an 8-unit oceanfront vacation venue.
Seven Degrees, the special events, exhibitions, and artist work-live space in Laguna Canyon
"I'm proud of my projects...
and I’m proud to have built long lasting partnerships throughout my career, with people who support each other in our commitment to excellence through everything we do, from the grand visions to the finer details. I love the big vision stuff…
...and I love to sweat the small stuff."
Deliberative, collaborative, driven by excellence. These are the sensibilities that Mark will bring to serving on City Council, if voters decide that's his next job.
Mark has served on the Board of the Community Clinic and has been instrumental in establishing the Civic Arts District.
Mark is running because he believes in public service and that we all have an obligation to do more than complain. He’s running because he feels he can positively influence the direction of the Laguna Beach political conversation.
"In my business ventures...
...in philanthropy, and in my non-profit volunteer work, I’ve found that the crucial starting point is listening, and then take to heart what you hear.
...Everything else becomes relatively easy after that.”