Service to Marion
Ted McKinniss serves his community just like he serves his clients- with dedication and care. His approach to community involvement is one that Ted holds close and does not take lightly. Ted is well-known throughout the Marion community because of his friendly outlook and enthusiasm for community efforts.
His relationship-based character in combination with his results-oriented drive makes Ted a steadfast champion for all that he is involved with the community. Ted is actively involved with several organizations that support both Marion and the state of Ohio:
Marion City Board of Education
Ted currently serves on the Board of Education of the Marion City School District. Marion City is a district of approximately 5,000 students and 450 employees with a budget of nearly $50 million. A highlight of his service was the completion of a $100 million building project that saw the construction of a new high school, three new elementary schools and extensive remodeling of three other schools. During his 24 years on the Board, Ted has served as president numerous times.
The Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board (OREAB)
Appointed by the governor, Ted currently serves as a board member of the OREAB. The Board licenses and disciplines Ohio’s residential and commercial real estate appraisers and consists of four members who are licensed appraisers and one member of the public, currently filled by Ted.
Marion City Civil Service Commission
Appointed by the mayor, Ted serves as one of three members of Marion Civil Service Commission, which primarily governs the appointment of city firefighters and police officers and serves as the statutory appeal board for civil service employees.
Marion Rotary Club
Ted has been a member of the Marion Rotary Club for 26 years, serving on the board of directors for two different terms and as its president in 2005-2006. During Ted’s term as president, Rotary made a $100,000 pledge to Marion’s historic Palace Theatre. Ted is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Marion Community Foundation
The Marion Community Foundation was formed in 1998 with the proceeds from the sale of one of Marion’s two hospitals. The funds were endowed to serve the needs of Marion County, including health care, the arts, the environment, education and economic development. The Foundation now offers more than 65 scholarships and distributes more than $1 million annually. Ted was a charter board member serving from 1998 – 2007; he served as chair of the Board in 2003-04.
The Ohio State Bank
Ted served as general counsel when the bank was chartered in 1987. The bank grew from $2.5 million in assets to more than $120 million today. Ted was elected to the board of directors in 2006 and currently serves in that capacity.