17th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner Honoree: Marc Pfeifer

marcpfeiferMarc Pfeifer was appointed as the Town of Poughkeepsie Highway Superintendent in November of 2005. Marc first ran successfully for election in 2006. He finished the remaining three years of his term, went on to be re-elected in 2009 and in 2013. Currently Marc is in the fourth year of his third term and plans to run again in November of 2017. Marc and has been proud to serve as the Town of Poughkeepsie Highway Superintendent for 11 years.

Working in the construction business as a carpenter since the age of 14, Marc has acquired a vast amount of knowledge pertaining to all types of construction and building. He has found this knowledge to be a great resource in running the day to day operations of the Highway Department. His staff, comprised of 27 total, keeps him busy at all times. Over the years, Marc has paved many miles of roads, designed and operates the Town Transfer Station, installed two new salt storage facilities, installed auto salt spreaders in all the plow trucks (which has cut down the salt consumption by 25-30%), and continues to make road maintenance and safety a priority for the Town residents and all those that travel through the Town.

Marc began his career at the Town of Poughkeepsie in December of 1991. Prior to being elected as Highway Superintendent, Marc was a Machine Equipment Operator and a Laborer. Readily serving under the prominent and great Jack Still, Marc was appointed as the Town of Poughkeepsie Highway Deputy in 2000. Marc enjoys his work and has found the past twenty-five years to have flown by.

Marc is a graduate of Arlington High School and attended Dutchess Community College. He is proud to be a member of the BPOE#275 and the Sons of the American Legion. Marc was born and raised in the Town of Poughkeepsie where he shares his life with two beautiful girls, Penny Lehenaff and daughter, Jordyn Pfeifer.