For more than 35 years Mark has worked to solve environmental challenges in central and western New York. He is currently the Manager of Municipal Environmental Programs at Labella Associates. He joined LaBella in 2017 following a thirty-two year career at the City of Rochester, New York. As the City’s Manager of Environmental Quality, Mark led the City’s environmental compliance, brownfield investigation and cleanup, environmental policy, sustainability, energy, and climate initiatives.
Mark became involved with the Genesee RiverWatch through his environmental advocacy work at the City of Rochester. The Genesee River has long been a priority for Mark completing several remedial action projects to address contamination threats to the river. He led the development of the Harbor Management Plan for the Port of Rochester and several capital improvement projects along the Genesee River including the new, 7-acre Port of Rochester public marina in 2016.
He holds Master’s degrees from the University of Rochester and Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Geneseo. Mark lives in Penfield, New York with his wife and dog, Smokey, and has two adult children. He enjoys golf, hiking, kayaking, drawing and painting, and occasionally brews a batch of beer. He also currently serves on the advisory board of the California-based Center for Creative Land Recycling.