The Osceola Water Works Board would like to announce and welcome the latest addition to the team, Mark Binning. Mark’s appointment started on the 1st of December and replaces the outgoing Dave Neas.
Mark Binning’s Bio and Position Statement:
Background: I was born and raised in rural Leon, IA and graduated from Central Decatur in May, 1972. In July of 1972, I started to work at Miller Products Company in Osceola in the shipping department. In September 1973, I married my wife Vickie. We have one daughter, Christine who is married to Mark Baker. The Baker family lives in Ames and has three sons; Kenny, Max and Isaac.
I continued my carrier at Miller Products until 1985 when I transferred to sales and marketing at Mac-Landen Inc. Mac-Landen Inc. was a subsidiary of Miller Products both owned by the McFarland family. I continued at Mac-Landen until September 2005. I then worked the next three years for Carriage House Cabinetry doing custom wood working. In November 2008, I returned to sales at C & C Cycle in Chariton, IA selling motorcycles and off road equipment. In January 2016, I semi-retired and continue to work two days per week.
I am a member of the Osceola United Methodist Church and have actively served on various committees. I have also served on the Osceola Preservation Committee and Friends of the Depot. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, playing golf, woodworking and doing yard work.
My vision of serving on the Osceola Water Board:
As a resident of Osceola for the past thirty-seven years, I am grateful for the opportunity I have had earning a living, raising a family and enjoying a quality life here. None of that would have been possible without an adequate water system. Having worked in manufacturing in Osceola for thirty-three years, I understand the importance of a reliable and affordable water supply. Water is necessary to sustain existing businesses as well as a future economic growth.