Council Member Mark De Jong, At Large

Mark De JongBiography

Council Member Mark De Jong is serving his eleventh term on the Pella City Council. His service to the city began in January 1978. Council Member De Jong holds a bachelor's degree from Drake University in business administration. He is the General Manager of De Jong Greenhouses in Pella.

Council Member De Jong is active in his church's teen ministry and participates in an Executive Round Table with a variety of businesses. He has been awarded the Public Service Award by the Pella Chamber of Commerce.

Mark's current term expires January 1, 2022.


Council Member De Jong is married to his wife Mary, and they have two children - a daughter, Kriss, and a son, Craig. In his spare time, Council Member De Jong enjoys golf, biking, reading, pickle ball, and Crossfit.

Council Member De Jong's goals for Pella include:

  • Great public service for citizens
  • High quality of life
  • Reinforce Pella's reputation as a great place to visit
  • Sound fiscal policy

Contact Information

Council Member Mark De Jong may be contacted by calling 641.628.1132 or via email Mark De Jong.