May 19, 2015: Ken Courtmanch, Parks Services and Property Management Superintendent, City of Mountlake Terrace: Plans for the Old Lake Ballinger Golf Course

by Gary Fast on May 19, 2015

Ken Courtmanch (left) and Jeff Betz (right) Parks and Recreation director recognizing Eagle Scout Ryan Trueb for his volunteer project.

Ken Courtmanch is currently the Park Services and Property Management Superintendent for the City of Mountlake Terrace. Settled just 14 miles north of downtown Seattle along the I-5 corridor, this friendly community with big mountain views is known for parks, trails, first-class schools and a thriving Recreation Pavilion. Within its four square miles, the City boasts 272 acres of recreational attractions, including parks, lakefront access, play fields, year-round swimming, recreational programming and plenty of public open space.

Ken started his career in Mountlake Terrace as a seasonal mowing greens at the Lake Ballinger Municipal golf course in 1986 and worked his way through the system to become the Superintendent of Parks Services and Property Management in 2007.

Ken’s responsibilities include the maintenance, improvements and stewardship of three ball field complexes, nine neighborhood parks, and nine City buildings that include a popular Recreation Pavilion which houses a 160,000 gallon municipal pool.

The City of Mountlake Terrace prides itself on community involvement and Ken is the primary contact for volunteerism in the city. The parks department alone averages well over  2,100 hours of volunteers annually from individuals and organizations including the Alderwood\Terrace Rotary, the MLT Garden Club, Brighton School, The MLT Dog Park Off Leash Group (MLTDOG), the Mountlake Terrace Youth Athletics Association (MTYAA), the Boy and Girl Scouts of America and many more.


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