City Manager

Mark LathamCity Manager Mark Latham

Welcome to the greatest small-town city in Southern Illinois.      I am honored to have served the residents of Highland since 2005.

I was born and raised in Streator, Illinois.  I attended college in Arkansas, graduating with a BSE and later acquiring a Masters of Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University.  While in college, I met and married Marilae Barnes, from Highland. 

I have served in municipal government for over 43 years.  First as a Department Director for Siloam Springs, Arkansas, then as their City Manager.  My next post brought me and my family to my wife's hometown, where I have been privileged to serve its residents and businesses as City Manager since 2005.  I am proud to now have 27 years of experience as a City Manager.  

I have an open door policy.  Please feel free to contact me at City Hall.