About Mark

Family, Community, Work & Fun

Pam and I live on Annursnac Hill with our two dogs.  Our two grown children attended Thoreau, Sanborn and CCHS. 

I was a founding member of the Build Thoreau Committee, a citizens group that promoted the prompt reuse of the old Alcott School building as swing space while rebuilding the Thoreau School.  Then I served on the Finance Committee for six years serving as clerk, vice-chair and chair.  In 2021 and 2022 I served as the chairperson for the Fiber Broadband Completion Task Force.

In 2011 I joined the Town's Senior Management Team to serve as Concord's first Chief Information Officer. For over eight years in that role I headed the IT department. During my tenure I created the business plan and managed the startup of the CMLP Fiber to the home Internet service known as Concord Light Broadband. 

Prior to working in Concord I was with IBM for over thirty years. I am a graduate of Syracuse University. 

I enjoy hiking in Concord's many woodlands and swimming and skating  on  the Annursnac Pond.  I practice and lead yoga classes.  I am a volunteer in the First Religious Society of Carlisle's youth programs which Pam directs.  

For more about my family of origin, check out my family story.

Produced by the Committee to Elect Mark Howell, 2023