Economic Development, Information Technology, Alpharetta Technology Commission
Wife, Colleen; daughters, Hannah and Maddie
University of Dayton; criminal justice / sociology / economics
Commercial insurance agent
Goals On Council:
Identify and complete major road improvements
Identify and acquire as much park space as is feasible
Expand and upgrade public safety facility
Over the past 21 years, Merkel has become one of the most visibly involved members of the Alpharetta community, with a presence in a number of civic and business organizations that keep the area humming.
After graduating from Leadership North Fulton, Merkel was asked to serve on the board of directors for the Alpharetta YMCA, which he did for eight years; two of those as chairman.
He has since served on the board of directors for the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation, been president of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta, and a founding member and chairman of the board for the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce.
He was sworn into office as a City Of Alpharetta Council Member in January 2016.