Interim Parks & Recreation Director
With the promotion of Jessi Bon (Parks & Recreation Director) to the Interim City Manager position, Ryan began serving as Interim Parks & Recreation Director in June 2019. He has been with the City since 2010 serving as a Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Supervisor, MICEC Manager, and most recently Recreation Manager. Prior to this, Mr. Daly served as a Recreation Coordinator for Si View Metropolitan Parks District in North Bend, WA and in various capacities for the City of Renton. In his spare time, Ryan thoroughly enjoys striking out his sonsí in whiffle ball.
Bachelor of Science Recreation & Tourism Management- Central Washington University
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)- National Recreation and Park Association
Professional Memberships and Affiliation:
WRPA - Washington Recreation and Park Association
NRPA - National Recreation and Park Association
What do you enjoy most about leading your department?
I enjoy leading some of the most creative, passionate, and dedicated staff in the profession. Providing leadership to a workgroup who focus daily on improving the quality of life for Islanderís is extremely fulfilling. Our department crosses many diverse functions, each day we are collaborating on something new that will benefit the community.
What do you enjoy most about working for the City of Mercer Island?
I enjoy engaging with the community and building relationships with residents, finding ways to enhance quality of life . Each day I feel fortunate to meet in beautiful locations; on the waterfront at Luther Burbank, in the MICEC or in one of our lush natural areas. I appreciate the opportunities to grow professionally through vastly different experiences and projects. Through challenges and successes, working with the community of Mercer Island continues to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Address & Contact Information
2040 SE 84th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7870