Longtime California resident Victor Makras receives considerable recognition as a leader in his San Francisco community. For more than 20 years, Victor Makras has served a number of associations, institutes, and commissions in and around the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS), an organization that administers investment and actuarial services for the city’s many retired residents.
In 1992, Victor Makras joined the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the leading provider of water, municipal power, and wastewater services for the nation’s 12th most populous city. During his six-year affiliation with the Commission, Victor Makras assisted in the distribution of power, water, and waste management services on regional and local levels.
From 2001 to 2004, Victor Makras helped set policies and conduct disciplinary hearings for the San Francisco Police Department. He later began his membership with the San Francisco Fire Commission, through which Makras dedicated five years to helping protect lives and properties from fires and natural disasters. Recently, the group publically acknowledged Victor Makras for his “engagement and willingness to challenge issues” while serving the Fire Commission.
Today, Victor Makras involves himself with the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service, a nonprofit organization that trains students of San Francisco State University (SFSU) to obtain government-related careers. Furthermore, Victor Makras serves on the board of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, as well as the SFSU Modern Greek Studies Foundation the California International Relations Foundation (CIRF), and Dominican Univerisity of California.
In addition to his board memberships, Victor Makras has proven his role as a humanitarian both locally and nationally. Among Victor Makras’ myriad of philanthropic affiliations are Friends of San Francisco City Planning (FOCP), the Carter Center, and Books for the Barrios. A devoted supporter of the Edgewood Center for Children and Families, Victor Makras advocates for individuals working to overcome abuse, mental illness, family crises, and neglect.