Marc Steczyk is the Town Manager of Ferdinand, Indiana, a small town of approximately 2,500 situated in the gentle, rolling hills of southwestern Indiana. He manages 19 full time employees in the Town Office, Electric and Water Department, Wastewater Department, Street Department, and the Police Department. He also oversees the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department, which employs (part time) 33 fire fighters. As Ferdinand’s first Town Manager, Marc is also one of the first three town managers (and youngest) to have ever been nominated to sit on the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Board of Directors.
As Town Manager, Marc handles the day-to-day operations for the Town of Ferdinand, and, in addition to overseeing all departments, he acts as the Town’s human resources coordinator, assists the department supervisors with purchases and contracts, oversees safety concerns, works on potential marketing ideas/campaigns, and addresses any concerns members of the community might have.
He graduated from Franklin College (Indiana) in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism (public relations emphasis) and earned a Masters of Science degree in Management from Oakland City University (Indiana) in 2007. He previously worked as Communications Director for the Town of Fishers, Indiana, for nearly 2 1/2 years and, prior to that, was the Assistant Directors of the Communications Office for the Indiana Department of Education for nearly eight years.
In his spare time, Marc enjoys working and relaxing on the family farm, walking his dog Wrigley (named after Wrigley Field), camping, hiking, and playing sports. He is the 7th grade boys basketball coach for Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School in Ferdinand and very much enjoys watching all types of sporting events. While basketball is an obvious passion, so are American football, baseball, and tennis events.
As one of the founders of Ferdinand’s first and only music festival (Ferdinand Folk Festival), he is also a big fan of a wide range of styles of music and is a very, very novice guitar player.
Marc’s wife, Emi, is an instructional aid at Cedar Crest Intermediate School in the Southeast Dubois County School Corporation.