Mr. Welch began serving on the Perry Board of Education in January 2012. He graduated from Harvey High School in 1977. Mark and his wife, Kathy, moved to Perry in 1989. They have six children who have all attended Perry Schools. Five have graduated, with one still in high school.
Mr. Welch has been active in the community working with the Lake County Historical Society for fifteen years. He currently serves on the Perry Township Zoning Board and the Land Use and Zoning Board for Lake County.
Mr. Welch worked for 30 years at Casement Golf Course and is currently employed with Lake Metroparks. He enjoys working outside and walking in the parks.