Parks and Recreation Director
Bruce has been in the Parks and Recreation profession for the past 33 years. He has held various positions including the Recreation Manager for the City of Olympia, the Director for the City of Tukwila and has been the Director for Mercer Island Parks and Recreation for the past 7 years. In his time away from the office, Bruce enjoys hiking, skiing and traveling with his family. As the Parks and Recreation Director, Bruce is proud to work hard for his community, but also enjoys his time participating in various recreational events and practices a healthy work/life balance.
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation from Central Washington University
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
WRPA - Washington Recreation and Park Association (Past President)
Mercer Island Rotary (Past President)
What do you enjoy most about leading your department?
Itís all about the people! We are fortunate to have so many qualified P&R professionals working for the City. I really enjoy our teamwork approach to provide quality programs, facilities, and parks to our residents and guests.
What do you enjoy most about working for the City of Mercer Island?
Itís an honor to be the Director of Parks and Recreation to oversee our recreational activities and events, provide a safe and quality community center, and to maintain and protect our 460 acres of parks, open spaces and 30 miles of trails. When I visit our parks and events, itís always a thrill to see so many smiling Islanders enjoying the high quality of life on Mercer Island.
Address & Contact Information
Luther Burbank Admin Building
2040 84th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7870