Mark Jerrell is serving in his second term on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners representing District 4, which comprises the eastern part of Mecklenburg County. He is a proud husband and father of two girls who he refers to as his "pride" and "joy". His family, particularly his wife Whitney, have been the primary source of inspiration and motivation behind his community service efforts.
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 an MBA.
Health & Human Services
Inter-Governmental Relations (Chair)
Community Organizations (Please note that these are only some):
Black Political Caucus (Charlotte Mecklenburg)
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Charlotte Symphony (Trustee)
The Relatives (Board of Directors)
Liberian Association of Mecklenburg County (LIBAC)
Zoological Park Council (Board Member)
My Brother’s Keeper CLT Meck (Board Member)
FENCO (Board Member At-Large)
The Relatives (Board Member)
Hue House (Advisory Committee)
UW/FFTC COVID-19 Relief Fund
Black Men United
Mecklenburg County Democrats
National Association of Counties (NACO)
National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO - non profit arm of NABCO)
National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO)
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC)
North Carolina Association of Black County Commissioners (NCABCO)
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)