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Dan Grausz

Dan Grausz

Position No. 2, Term 2017

Dan was first elected to the City Council in November, 1999 after having previously served on the Mercer Island Planning Commission, the Tree & Natural Resources Task Force, the School District's Strategic Planning Committee, the Queen Anne Community Council and as President of Citizens to Save Interbay.

Dan is presently the Senior Director of Strategic Projects with Forterra NW, a non-profit that for over 30 years has been dedicated to conserving land and building sustainable communities.  From January 2011 until December 2013, Dan was the Executive Vice President, Fleet Operations for Holland America Line and Seabourn Cruises with responsibility for the management of 21 cruise ships. Prior to assuming that position, Dan served as Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations and as Vice President and General Counsel for Holland America Line where he began working in 1988.  In 1974, he received his undergraduate degree in Industrial-Labor Relations from Cornell University. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with both a Law Degree and a M.B.A. (from The Wharton School). Dan and his wife, Clare Meeker, have lived on Mercer Island since 1989. Clare is the author of several children's books and a frequent speaker at schools throughout the Northwest. Their daughter Sarah graduated Occidental College in 2005 and their son Sam graduated from Amherst College in 2008 and Stanford University Business School in 2015.  Sarah works around the world on U.S. foreign aid projects while Sam is involved with a solar energy company in California.  Both graduated from Mercer Island High School.

(Elected 11/1999 to a 2-yr term, Re-Elected 11/2001, Re-Elected 11/2005, Re-Elected 11/2009, Re-Elected 11/2013, Current Term 1/2014 - 12/2017)

Regional Assignments

WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council
King County Consortium Joint Recommendations Committee for CDBG (JRC)
King County Regional Policy Committee (RPC)
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Advisory Council

Local Assignments

MISD Superintendent's Advisory Council

Short-Term Assignments

Organizational Effectiveness Committee

City Council Subcommittees

Parks & Recreation Subcommittee

Address & Contact Information
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Phone: (206) 275-7994
E-mail address: 

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