Mr. Markley was elected in November 2005 and is currently serving his third four (4) year term as Township Trustee. Mr. Markley’s current tenure continues through December 31, 2017. Mr. Markley serves as the liaison to the Fire Department and is a member of the Chagrin Valley Intergovernmental Council.
Mr. Markley has been a resident of Bainbridge since 1993, living in the picturesque Lake Lucerne subdivision. He is a registered landscape architect with the State of Ohio and principal of LANDesign, LLC, a Bainbridge Township-based Land Planning and Landscape Architecture firm. He currently serves as city planner for the City of Independence and the City of Twinsburg. Mr. Markley is also involved with Ohio Stream Preservation, a locally-based, state-wide conservation organization, serving as its Executive Director.
Mr. Markley served on the Bainbridge Township Zoning Commission from 1997 – 2002 and participated on the Citizens Advisory Committee to help develop the township’s vision plan. He was a member of the Township’s Park Board, beginning in 1994 and serving as chairman from 2000 – 2004. Mr. Markley was active as the project manager for River Road Park and the S.R.306/I-422 Interchange Beautification project, and developed the landscape maintenance program for all of the township’s parks, cemeteries and facilities.
Locally, Mr. Markley was a member of the Lake Lucerne Architectural Review Board, and led the community’s successful effort to dialog with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the re-location of Chillicothe Road (S.R. 306). He served as coach and volunteer for the former Kenston Athletic Association (now Kenston Community Education, “KCE”), served as a member of the KAA Advisory Committee, was a co-founder of Kenston Futbol Club (a youth travel soccer program) and a parent volunteer for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 102 in Bainbridge. Mr. Markley frequently donates professional design and consulting services for a variety of Kenston-based initiatives including the Kenston High School Varsity baseball and softball fields, the entrance to the Kenston High School Stadium, the Gardiner School Soccer Fields, playground projects, and other worthy community efforts.
Mr. Markley is a graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School (1982), Miami University (1986, BA) and the Ohio State University (1989, MLA). He is married to Lori and they share two children, Garrett and Elise. The family are active members of Holy Angels Church in Bainbridge Township as well as local youth sports and scouting organizations.