Board Chair

Mark RiceMark Rice edit

Mark was born and raised in Sparta, Tennessee.  He attended Tennessee Technological University and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. In 2002, while working for the City of Hinesville as the Director of Inspections, Mark became a member of the Hinesville Lions Club.  In 2005, he moved to Kennesaw to begin work with the City of Kennesaw as the chief Building Official for the city.

Mark is currently the President of the state-wide Building Officials Association of Georgia.  He was awarded the 2011 State of Georgia’s Building Official of the Year. He is the founder of the Northwest Georgia Inspectors Association and has served as its president, vice president, director, and currently serves as the treasurer.  Mark is a Certified Building Official, Master Code Professional, Certified Building Inspector, and a Certified Fire Inspector.  He holds a number of other professional certifications in both Georgia and Tennessee.

Mark is married to Teri who is also a Lion with the Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club. He has 3 children and 1 granddaughter.  Both of Mark’s sons have been involved in Lionism from a very young age.  Mark’s oldest son, Joshua, is also a member of the North Cobb Lions Club.