Michelle Mercer is a Republican Candidate for City Council at Large. One asset that may distinguish Mercer from other candidates is that she brings the advantage of a varied career background. Her career experience includes business, healthcare and higher education. Mercer spent several years in higher education in Student Affairs with Indiana University. She worked numerous years as a Registered Nurse. Mercer worked for a large international corporate pharmaceutical company. Possibly most important to City Council, Mercer has worked for two locally owned Evansville small businesses, where she experiences daily the challenges faced by our local Evansville small business owners. Currently, Mercer works as a Manager and Recruiter for Medical Staffing Solutions, an Evansville locally woman owned small business. Medical Staffing Solutions is a recruitment firm that does nationwide and local contracts. As a manager and recruiter, Mercer is involved in hiring, employee counseling, project management, marketing and recruitment. Additionally, Mercer owns her own developing small business as a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant.

    Mercer grew up making trips to Evansville where her parents and grandparents were born and raised. In 1996, Mercer chose to make Evansville her home, where she immediately fell in love with the community. Since making Evansville her home in 1996, Mercer has a long standing history of community service here. For many years, Mercer has served on the Right to Life Board of Southwest IN where the organization has kept abortion clinics out of Evansville. Mercer served on the Pigeon Creek Greenway advisory Board and saw expansion of our Greenway. As the Vanderburgh County Council’s appointment to the Evansville Museum Board of Trustees, Mercer has been involved in the new expansion of the Museum. As a Trustee, Mercer serves on the Museum’s Strategic Planning Committee where they are working with city leaders to make the museum and Evansville’s downtown a destination for the Tri-State.

    Mercer frequently volunteers and often serves as team captain for the mayor’s monthly trash cleanups. She participates in Energize Evansville and has contributed to several of the city’s Leadership Evansville VOICE sessions. Several times per week, you can often find Mercer walking with friends and picking up trash for exercise and to beautify our downtown.

    Mercer believes job creation and development of our downtown is key for Evansville’s prosperity. Additionally, Mercer believes quality of life issues in Evansville are important such as public safety and maintaining our parks. Mercer wants Evansville to be a city where new businesses will want to relocate and make it easier for existing businesses to expand.


    1. Phooee. No start up business should be regulated to be positioned over a EPA mandated and non compliant sewer system. Any real health conscious business advocate can see that as a primary due cause for your towns lack of growth. The utilities are non-sustainable by cost and function in comparison to locations bordering your county, that means they have a cost competitive advantage out of the box.
      We’ll advise our people there to vote for any other candidate in the running.

      • Adjustment to comment “any other at large common council candidate but Mercer, or Weaver. I’d imagine you’d know why.

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