Mark Clinch has served as director of Facilities and Energy Management for the Town of Normal since 2012. In this role, Clinch leads teams responsible for providing safe, functional, clean and welcoming facilities through the completion of custodial, maintenance and construction for town-owned property.
He is responsible for all building operations and maintenance, as well as the organizational portfolio of energy accounts for nearly one million, built, square feet of assets. The Normal Facilities and Energy department is one of only two municipalities in the nation to earn Certification with Honors for the Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building (CIMS-GB) from International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA).
Prior to joining the Town of Normal, Clinch served as the director of operations and maintenance for Ottawa Township High School. Prior to that, he was construction superintendent for a large-scale residential developer in the Chicago suburbs. Early in his career, he assisted on construction of the super-maximum security prison in Tamms, Ill.
Clinch earned an associate’s degree in construction technology and a bachelor’s degree in advanced technical studies, both from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He also earned a master’s degree in school business management and certificate of graduate study in public management, both from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb. In addition to his formal education, Clinch holds numerous professional credentials, including that of Certified Facility Manager and Sustainable Facility Professional.
Clinch serves as vice-president on the board of Mid Central Community Action and as and ex-officio member on the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning Community Consulting Board at Illinois State University. He is an active member of the International Facility Management Association and volunteers routinely in the Mclean county community in various capacities.
To learn more about Facilities and Energy Management operations for the Town, check out the What’s Normal Podcast. (note: all podcasts recorded pre-COVID)