For nearly 40 years, Mark has called Carroll “home”. He and his wife Pam raised two daughters here. Dr Megan Beardmore is currently practicing school/pediatric behavioral psychology in Los Angeles, CA, and Emily resides with them while working two jobs at St. Anthony Regional Hospital and HyVee.
Mark spent most of his life owning and managing car dealerships with his family’s direct lineage spanning over 100 years in the automobile business. A past and present member of many civic organizations, he served two terms as a Carroll County Supervisor from 2009-2016.
His hobbies and interests include general aviation, collectible cars, personal fitness, and has a deep unwavering faith in God.
Mark believes that serving as Carroll’s Mayor is among his most cherished blessings. You’ll find him approachable and accessible as Carroll’s Chief Ambassador.
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I have been a lifelong Carroll County resident. I grew up in Coon Rapids, graduated and moved onto college, and then returned to Carroll. I married my husband; a Kuemper grad, Michael Boes in 1995 and we have three children. Kyla is 17, Olivia is 11 and Francis is 5. For many years I volunteered at the elementary schools with the Parent School Cooperative, taught Children’s Church, was Outreach Coordinator for Central Church, and was part of the worship team. My younger years were spent waiting tables, lifeguarding, babysitting, working in the kitchen and on the floor at the Thomas Rest Haven Nursing Home – amongst various school activities. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting in May 2000 – at which time I was employed as well with American Home Shield as Accounts Payable Supervisor. In 2003 I began my career at Controller at APQS – it has been a rewarding decision. I choose to run for council because Carroll is a great place to raise your family but I could see that Carroll needed continued growth. I want to see Carroll continue to add great families and facilities. Being part of the council was a good way to serve our great city.
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My community involvement spans close to 30 years. Prior to serving on the City Council, I was a member of the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission. More recently, I served on the 2013 City of Carroll’s Comprehensive Plan Committee, the City’s Strategic Plan Committee, and served 6 years on the St. Anthony Foundation Board. In addition to my City involvement I was a school board member for Kuemper High School and was a Kuemper Ball Chairperson in 1991. I also served on the committee that raised funds for the Carroll County Conservation Center. My Education includes a B.A. from the University of Iowa and an M.S. from Iowa State University. For 25 years I served as a full-time faculty member at the DMACC Carroll Campus. I am married to attorney Greg Siemann, have two adult daughters, and 5 grandchildren. My interest in serving on the Carroll City Council comes from being raised in a family that encouraged serving others—that is my primary motivation. My role, as a Councilperson, is to listen to the public and represent their interests, to be fiscally responsible, to promote transparency, and to give the public a voice at the Council table. During the next 4 years I intend to lead, work hard, do my homework, and bring facts and critical thinking to the Council’s decision-making process—while working to promote Carroll’s long-term growth and economic viability.
I was raised on a family farm near Storm Lake and graduated from St. Mary’s. I went to college at Fort Dodge Community College and then to Iowa State University. I began my working career as an agriculture technician, and then as a warehouse and equipment manager at Farner Bocken. When Pella Windows came to Carroll, I worked as an assembly line technician and machine program language writer. During my time at Pella, I started my craft business. Over the years my business grew, so I made it my full time occupation. I sell crosses, nativities and other craft items across the United States.
My family includes my wife Monica, a 7th grade teacher at Carroll Community Schools; Matt, a website designer code writer for different businesses; Sarah, a Doctor of Physical Therapy with Spencer Hospital; Chris, a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Des Moines; and Michael, a Doctor of Orthopedic Surgery in Spencer.
My commitment to Carroll started years ago. I was a youth sports coach for 21 years for many different sports, co-chair for the St. Lawrence Men’s Club for 10 years, campaign chairman for the Carroll School Booster Club for 10 years, committee member of the “High Schools That Work Program” for 4 years and a Carroll Community School Board Member for 10 years.
I began my work as a City Council Member by filling an open position. I was later elected to finish the four year term. In my work with the school board and now with the City Council, I enjoy being able to talk to the public and help them understand why things happen the way they do.
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