Ms. Mergler has been a resident of Prince William County since 1975. Her fondness of the arts, especially poetry is inspiring. Ms. Mergler has been a member as well as a Board Member for the Prince William County Arts Council since its creation. She has also promoted the arts through the Community TV shows Countywide Literary Activities. Ms. Mergler is truly invested in encouraging poetry. She is an empowering part of The Poet Laureate Circle and attends open mic readings. Ms. Mergler is very much an asset for Prince William County Arts Council and the arts.