Kevin Mercer is celebrating 15 years in his position as general manager of Lantana.
Mercer left a city government job in Euless to become general manager of Denton County Fresh Water Supply District 6 and 7 and Denton County Development District 4 in 2000.
He started as a building and fire inspector in Euless – beginning his career in town governance. His career path in Euless led to development services manager, where he oversaw building inspection, planning department budget and the environmental health department budget.
Word of Mercer’s experience in construction and development eventually made it to Republic Property Group, the first developer of Lantana, via a mutual contact, where Mercer was hired as general manager of the water districts and development district, the position he continues to perform each day.
During his tenure, he has overseen the continued residential growth of Lantana as well as the ongoing development of commercial entities along FM 407.
For Mercer, Lantana – a 1,700-acre development with 3,120 homes – has been more than a career.
“It’s been a labor of love since I started in 2000,” he said after being honored with a cake and congratulations for his 15th anniversary at the April board meeting. “I’m looking forward to the next 15 years.”