City Manager Noel Treat leaving for Seattle Public Schools position

December 6, 2015 | by Erin Sirianni

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Noel_Treat_HeadshotThere are big shoes to fill in City Hall.

Mercer Island City Manager Noel Treat recently announced that he will be leaving the City at the end of the year. He is joining Seattle Public Schools as General Counsel.

“The City of Mercer Island has been a wonderful community to work for and I have had the honor of working with an extremely gifted City staff.  Taking a role at Seattle Public Schools gives me the opportunity to return to serving our kids – a mission I am passionate about,” said Noel Treat.

“We thank Noel for his leadership over the last several years, and we know without a doubt that he will be missed,” said Mayor Bruce Bassett.

The City Council is developing a plan to hire a new interim City Manager and will be announcing more details in the weeks ahead.

“With the strong teams we have in place, I am confident the City will remain on solid footing and deliver the high level of service our community is accustomed to,” Bassett said.

Treat joined the City in May 2012 as Deputy City Manager, and was elevated by the Council to City Manager in June 2013, upon the retirement of Rich Conrad. Prior to working for the City of Mercer Island, Treat served as Deputy Superintendent for Seattle Public Schools.

[News Release]