Council Member Mark De Jong, At Large

Council Member Mark De Jong

Council Member Mark De Jong is serving his 12th 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. Council Member De Jong is active as a mentor with the Kids Hope USA program 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 December 31, 2025.


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