Information Services Director
Mike is the Information Services Director and oversees information technology (IT) and geographic information systems (GIS) in support of City services. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2004 and has worked in the Information Technology field since 2001. He is passionate about public service, technology that improves service levels and business processes, and information security.
Bachelor of Arts, Management of Information Systems (MIS), Washington State University
MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
GCIH – Certified Incident Handler
VCP – VMWare Certified Professional
OSCP – Offensive Security Certified Professional (in progress)
Professional Memberships and Associations
ACCIS - Association of County and City Information Systems (current Vice President, former chair of cyber security sub-committee)
What do I enjoy most about leading my department?
The two things I love most about leading my department are the people I work with and the work that we do. I have the privilege of working with incredibly smart and creative people and my department wouldn’t be what it is without them. The diversity in the needs, processes, and technology used by City departments like Police, Public Works, or Parks & Rec to deliver services to the public creates a challenging and rewarding environment for geeks like me.
What do I enjoy most about working for the City of Mercer Island?
The City of Mercer Island is a great and unique island community between two major Washington cities. It is also a full service city providing three utilities, police, fire, parks & rec and other services. The community interest in quality of life on all fronts creates a fast paced and engaged civic environment that keeps me challenged. The City has amazing staff which enables achieving things in our organization that seem challenging for other cities to do.
Address & Contact Information
Mercer Island City Hall
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7772