Mark Doerfler was elected to the position of Wauponsee Township Highway Commissioner in April of 2005 and was reelected in April of 2009.
Mark grew up in Morris , Illinois , and was educated at Immaculate Conception School (Class of 1991) and Morris Community High School (Class of 1995). Mark continued his education at Illinois State University (Class of 2000) in Normal , Illinois , earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Industrial Technology Education with a specialty in Construction and Manufacturing. He completed his student teaching experience at the Grundy Area Vocational Center in the Building Trades Program - the same program he attended while in high school where he earned the “Golden Hammer Award”, the highest award given to a Building Trades student.
After College, Mark spent one year teaching Welding and Small Engine Shop at Kaneland High School . Mark then took a job at Morris Community High School where he was employed for 5 years. While employed at both schools Mark was a member of the National Education Association (NEA). Currently, Mark is employed by the City of Champaign as a Firefighter/ EMT -B and is a proud member of theInternational Association of Firefighters, the Associated Firefighters of Illinois, and Champaign Firefighters Local Union 1260. Mark also works part-time as a Firefighter for the Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District, where he currently serves as the Treasurer of the Morris Firefighters Association.
When not acting as the Highway Commissioner or a Firefighter, Mark is a member of many Grundy County committees including The Homeland Security Committee, the NIMS Compliance Committee where he serves as Chairman, the Storm Water Management Committee, the Emergency Operations Planning Advisory Committee – Highway and Public Works Division, and the Road Commissioners Association where he serves as Secretary/Treasurer.
In his free time, Mark is a member of Immaculate Conception church. He is also a Third and Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Mark and his wife Lisa were married in August of 2010.