Program Coordinator – Central Region Department of Conservation & Experiential Programming
Forest Preserves of Cook County
Justin Mercer is a Program Coordinator for the Forest Preserves of Cook County. In his current role he develops and coordinates public outdoor programming and community engagement for the Central Region of the Forest Preserves. Additionally, he has direct oversight of the Forest Preserves paddling program as well as the District’s kayak gear lending library and training program, the Greater Maywood Paddling Program. He holds a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation from Southern Illinois University. Justin has been with the Forest Preserves of Cook County since 2013.