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 here in 1989. They have six children, two that graduated from Perry and four still attending Perry Schools.
Mr. Welch has been active in the community working with the Lake County Historical Society for fifteen years. He is also serving on the Perry Township Zoning Board, serves on the Land Use and Zoning for the County, and is a Perry Township representative on the Lake County Coastal Planning Board.
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.