Mark Jerrell, Vice Chair and District 4
Mark Jerrell serves as vice chair of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and represents District 4, which comprises the eastern part of Mecklenburg County. He was first elected as commissioner in 2018.
Mark is actively engaged in the community and is focused on efforts to support social justice, equity and improving the lives of all people in Mecklenburg County. He currently serves on the Inter-Governmental Relations Committee (Chair), Economic Development, Environmental Stewardship and Health and Human Services committees.
Mark is committed to building bridges and breaking down barriers and ensuring that resources are accessible for our most vulnerable residents. Mark is passionate about issues of equity, education, affordable housing, access to social services, environment, social and environmental justice, connectivity, parks and open space, and ensuring that we have relevant programming for all residents. He is also focused on ensuring that minority-owned businesses, seniors, working families and students have the opportunity and resources needed to experience a high quality of life.
Although serving in his first elected office, he is not new to civic and political engagement and has been instrumental in managing or consulting for candidates and elected officials to include, judicial, city council, county commission and congressional candidates.
Mark is an entrepreneur and proud veteran, having served in the United States Army Reserve. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science as well as a MBA.