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John Mercer
Educational and professional background
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science, minor in Business Administration from University of Iowa (2013)
Prior experience as water patrol officer with Iowa DNR at Lake Okoboji, Dickinson County, IA
Employed with DMCC since August of 2014

Why did you choose this particular line of work?
"I wanted to serve the general public so that ample opportunities are available for everyone to enjoy the outdoors. I was raised in a family where hunting, fishing, camping, and all things outdoors were what we did in our free time. I want those same experiences that I had to be readily accessible for all, especially today’s youth."
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most is seeing the results of our hard work enjoyed by the numerous people who visit our parks every year. I feel I am serving an important role in providing clean, safe, and fun recreational areas for all to benefit from."

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John Mercer
John Mercer
Park Ranger

Ph: (319) 985-2502
Cell: (319) 572-5445