Today we’d like to introduce you to David Marks.
Hi David, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
As a kid, I would enjoy the outdoors and history of northeastern Baltimore County. I loved walks along the Great Gunpowder Falls and learning about the ancient Perry Hall Mansion and Jerusalem Mill. Growing up, I saw as development began to consume this quiet part of Maryland. After college, I moved home to play a role in the Perry Hall Improvement Association and many community organizations, and as a Councilman, have been able to help preserve much of what makes our region special. We have advanced five new parks, preserved thousands of acres of open space, and stabilized and strengthened neighborhoods. We’ve built partnerships to get things done, and we are working to keep a small-town feel in a bustling area.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There is often intense pressure to allow older families to build. Many depend on the sale of a property for their old age retirement. Others do not want any development whatsoever to occur. Striking a balance is sometimes not easy.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am most proud of hands-on leadership, bringing people together to achieve a shared vision. Professionally, I teach at both a local university and a high school. I like to think that my energy and my public service set me apart, but I only achieve results by working with others.
Are there any books, apps, podcasts or blogs that help you do your best?
I enjoy history. Going through old manuscripts and records is much more interesting!
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Credit: Councilman David Marks