Mark Young has worked an administrator in the field of parks, recreation and natural resources for more than 30 years, serving the cities of Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Mark provides consulting services with Parks Forever Consulting in Louisville, KY. He is an advisor to the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University.
Mark has held a variety of volunteer leadership positions. He served a nine year term on the board of directors for the National Recreation and Park Association, including chair of the public policy committee. He served on the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Board of Directors for six years. Mark also serves on the Falls of the Ohio Foundation Board of Directors.