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City of Mountain View's new interim community services director starts today

The city of Mountain View hired John Marchant as interim director of its Community Services Department, effective today.

The department, which has a staff of 89 employees and an annual budget of approximately $24 million, oversees city parks, recreation and citywide events and activities, the Center for the Performing Arts, Rengstorff House, Shoreline Golf Links and the Shoreline Amphitheatre, among other assets.

Marchant, who has been with the city for 20 years, previously served as assistant community services director. He takes on the role following the retirement of J.P. de la Montaigne.

“J.P. has given the city an incredible eight years of service, bringing many major programs and projects to fruition, like the recently renovated Mountain View Community Center,” said City Manager Dan Rich in announcing Marchant’s appointment. “We really appreciate John’s willingness to step up and continue the legacy of excellent leadership in the department.”

No recruitment process has been initiated for a new director as yet.

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