Noel Treat, who currently is serving as Deputy Superintendent for the Seattle School District, is Mercer Island’s new Deputy City Manager.
Treat’s selection was announced today by City Manager Rich Conrad. “I am delighted that we were able to attract a candidate as capable and experienced as Noel. He brings an exceptional background in public management and law that will be an outstanding fit for our organization. All of his references agreed — he is a man of great talents, high integrity and good humor. We all look forward to working with him.” Treat’s first day with the City will be Monday, May 29th. He replaces James Mason, for a job with Ventura, California.
Treat was one of five finalists for the Deputy City Manager position selected from a pool of 111 applicants. In addition to serving as Deputy Superintendent for the Seattle School District, Treat’s experience also includes serving as Chief of Staff for King County Executive, Chief of Staff for Seattle City Light, Policy and Government Relations Officer for King County, Section Head for King County Prosecutor’s Office, and a contract City Attorney for several Western Washington cities.
Current Assistant City Manager Glenn Boettcher will return to his position as City Maintenance Director, a position he held for eight years until he switched positions with Mason.
"It's been a good experience in the City Manager's office," Boettcher said in an email to Mercer Island Patch. "I've gotten to work with a number of departments in ways that I hadn't before, and I've learned a lot from that. And I've gotten to be more involved in the business of the City Council."
Treat, a Seattle resident, said he’s excited to be joining the City of Mercer Island. "I am honored to have been selected and to join the City's top notch leadership team. The Island is a special place and I look forward to serving its residents."
According to his bio on the Seattle School District website, Treat earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College and a law degree from the University of Arizona. He is also an avid fly fisher and fitness buff.
For more information, contact Assistant City Manager Glenn Boettcher at 206-275-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
— Information from a City of Mercer Island press release