Term: 2020 - 2023
Mark Ballard joined the Lorain City Schools Board of Education in 2016, but this Lorain native of 53 years has long ties to the district. Mark and his wife, Sandra, who is an administrative assistant in the district, both graduated from Lorain High School in 1986. His son, Mark Anthony followed in 2012, and his daughter, Moriah Alyssa, is from the Class of 2015.
Mark attended LaSalle College, where he earned a bachelor’s of science in Business, which has boded well for him as he has started many businesses in the local community, most recently WNZN Power 89.1FM.
When asked what his most important work has been as a board member, Mark said he would tell anyone unequivocally that it has been the fight to keep local control in the district and against House Bill 70. He said his mantra of service has been to ensure Lorain students have the same opportunities he had in this community. “I believe Lorain City Schools prepares our students for life. Lorain has prepared me for every challenge that I’ve ever faced.”
Superintendent's Committees: Human Resources, Buildings & Grounds, Healthy Culture/Safety & Security, HB70/Legislation