Paint Magic was incorporated on July 24, 1986. It was formed to use volunteers to "coordinate exterior beautification on the homes of senior citizens within the Magic Valley of Idaho." Itís initial registered agent was G. Kent Taylor (Public Accountant) of Twin Falls. Cliff Snider, Idaho Power, was also instrumental in the new program.

There were 12 incorporators:

Ed Bulgin, Amalgamated Sugar Company

Richard Boyd, College of Southern Idaho, Office on Aging

G. Kent Taylor, P.A.

Greg Lovell, Idaho First National Bank

Jack Miller, Idaho Power Co.

Michael McBride, Independent Meat Co.

Dennis Conrad, KLIX Radio

Penne Main, KMVT

Rosemary Laufenburg, Magic Valley Regional Medical Center

Louise Slater, Mountain Bell

Wiley Dodds, Times News

Curtis Eaton, Twin Falls Bank & Trust

The initial Board of Directors was comprised of "one designated representative of each sponsor organization." They were identical to the incorporators.


Paint Magic Presidents


1986 Jack Miller, Idaho Power

1987 Dick Boyd, CSI, Office On Aging

1988 John Bingham, Magic Valley Regional Medical Center

1989 Dennis Conrad, MacDonaldís Insurance

1990 Marty McClellan, West One Bank

1991 Zandra Edwards, U.S. West Communications

1992 Carla Switzer, KLIX Radio

1993 Janet Zimmerman, CSI, Office on Aging

1994 Peter York, The Times-News

1995 Steven Muse, Idaho Power

1996 Ron Rasmussen, First Federal Savings Bank

1997 Dave Cox, Sears

1998 Robert Clancy, Twin Stop

1999 Shey Patterson, Coldwell Banker

2000 Mary Fort, First Federal Savings Bank

2001 Chris Bell, Idaho Power

2002 Leslie Collings, The Times-News

2003 Jim Fields, South Central Community Action Agency

2004 Paul Johnson, KMVT Television

2005 Darla Brownsfield, Argo Co.

2006 Della Milam, Cactus Petes

2007 Paul Johnson, KMVT

2008 Ken Robinette, South Central Community Action Partnerships

2009 Ken Robinette, South Central Community Action Partnerships

2010 Ken Robinette, South Central Community Action Partnerships

Membership in Paint Magic is open to any individual who subscribes to the purposes and basic policies of the Paint Magic corporation (Bylaws - Art II, Sec 1). The Bylaws do not require any dues for membership, and the Board of Directors can elect anyone to membership (Art III, Sec 5). An annual meeting shall usually be held in the first week of each December, where the members shall elect the Board of Directors (Art IV, Sec 1). Officers shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors at their first meeting (Art VII, Sec 2). (This could be immediately after the annual membership meeting.) None of the officers need to be a director (Art VII, Sec 1).

Starting in 1986 with 20 houses, through 2002 Paint Magic Volunteers have painted 433 houses for seniors. During this time, thousands of volunteers have shared their time, energy and good will for the benefit of older citizens of our communities.