SAN DIEGO - (March 5, 2012) – California Bank & Trust (CB&T) (www.calbanktrust.com) is pleased to announce that Odie Goward has been nominated and selected as the El Cajon Citizen of the Year for 2011. A luncheon was recently held to commemorate her outstanding work in the local community.
Goward is a commercial banker with California Bank & Trust, a long-time resident and former business owner in the East County. She has strong ties to the community and serves as a board member for Stoney’s Kids as well as the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce.
Having been in banking in East County for over 20 years and having owned her own business Goward has gained significant insight into what it takes to start and run a successful company in the area. “I’ve seen first-hand how many organizations have needed to restructure their entire operation to keep the doors open these days,” said Goward. “Getting involved in the community and working alongside individuals who genuinely care about helping local businesses thrive in this region gives you a real sense of civic pride. The East County is an exceptional area to live and work and I want to make sure I do my part to keep it that way.”
The Citizen of the Year Luncheon was held at the Ronald Reagan Community Center on 195 East Douglas Avenue, El Cajon.
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