Tom Marks has been serving as a director on the board of Marion County Fire District #1 since August, 2012. Marks served as a member of the MCFD #1 Budget Committee from 2009 to 2012. As a resident of MCFD #1 since 1977, Marks understands the importance of maintaining a strong fire – rescue – emergency medical service. It’s important to provide the taxpayers of our district a good value for their investment. Owning and operating a small business for most of his life, Marks understands the need to maintain a balance between personnel and equipment. “Our local economy and tax base drives the services we are able deliver to our community”, according to Marks. Cooperating with other fire departments assists in giving tax payers the best value for their tax dollars. Marks says, “Giving back to the community through public service is very rewarding”. He has served on the Chemeketa Community College Board of Education and many other non-profits. Currently, Marks is a member of the Maps Credit Union Board of Directors, the Maps Community Foundation, and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Oregon Chapter of a professional association. He volunteer’s for the Red Cross and is a member of the East Salem Rotary Club.