Grant Harper Appointed to Marion City Council
The City of Marion is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Harper to fill the at-large vacancy on Marion City Council.
A resident of Marion for more than 40 years, Harper was a science educator and coach at Linn-Mar High School. In addition, he worked for Iowa Electric in Cedar Rapids and Pearson Education in Iowa City with expertise in emergency planning, business continuity, quality management, information security, and project management.
He helped establish Marion’s Boy Scout Troop 360, and upon his retirement in 2017, was motivated to again seek a civic role. He ran for City Council in November 2019 and post-election served on Marion’s Planning and Zoning Commission.
Harper believes Marion’s thriving residential and business environment and numerous community cultural events make Marion “the place to be.”
“It is an honor to serve on Marion City Council,” said Harper. “I look forward to providing new insights into the governance of Marion’s present-day operations and helping shape the community’s future.”
The at-large position was left vacant in February with the passing of longtime council member Paul Draper. The appointment shall be in place until the next City election in November 2021.