Mark Mesle is the Midwest Field Representative in NPCA’s Chicago office. Mark works with community groups and local officials to build support for parks throughout the region.
Mark works to empower others to protect the parks through civic engagement. He collaborates with colleges and universities to embed park advocacy trainings into their curriculum. He engages with new advocates and long-standing partners at Pullman National Monument in Chicago, Indiana Dunes National Park, and other remarkable midwestern parks. He came to NPCA from Cook County Government in Chicago where he coordinated voter registration and civic engagement around democracy in Chicago. A longtime climate advocate, Mark spent years volunteering as climate presenter and organizer and now helps lead NPCA’s climate program. His favorite spot in the National Park System is the beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes at sunset.