Ian received his B.S. degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada. He is a retired executive who spent the vast majority of his career in the corrugated packaging industry in Canada and the United States. He is the former Chair of the Administration Council of Auburn First United Methodist Church; a past Board President of Habitat for Humanity Dekalb County; a former Dekalb H.O.P.E. mentor; is Board President of the United Way of Dekalb County; and his been on the Community Foundation DeKalb County Board since 2000.
Ian and his wife Paula have one son and daughter-in-law (Tim and Sarah) in Austin, TX. and two young grandchildren.
They have lived in Auburn for almost 30 years and feel that DeKalb County has been very good to the Mercer family, and that is what drives Ian’s commitment to “give back” in any way that he can.