Meet the Mayor

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Mayor Mike Courts was raised in an Army family but has called the local area home since 1974, graduating from Clover Park SHS, Lakewood in 1977. Mike and Robbie are both retired Army officers and have been married since 1983.

They have two grown children, Ben and Samantha, living in Seattle and have two standard black and tan Dachshunds, Schatzi and Picabo, who live with them.

Mike and Robbie have called DuPont home since 2008.


  • BS, US Military Academy at West Point, NY (1981)
  • MA, Management, Webster University, St Louis, Missouri (1994)
  • MS Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA (2003)
  • Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities 2013

Professional Qualifications

  • 30 years as a U.S. Army Officer, 1981-2011
  • Commanded at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels
  • Four Operational Deployments: Bosnia-Herzegovina 96-97, 98-99, Iraq 06-07, 09-10
  • Served on Army Staff, HQDA The Pentagon, 2001-02
  • Served as Chief of Staff 1st Infantry Division 07-08
  • Served on I Corps Staff 08-11 (Corps Aviation Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff)

Community and Regional Involvement

  • DuPont City Council, 2012-16
  • President DuPont Transportation Benefit District 2013-16
  • DuPont Representative to the Puget Sound Regional Council 2012-Present
  • DuPont Representative to Pierce County Regional Council 2012-Present
  • Active in Christ Lutheran Church, Lakewood 2008-Present
    o Treasurer 2011-2014
    o Congregational President 2015-Present
  • Outdoor Division Chair, Tacoma Mountaineers 2014-Present
  • Branch Council Tacoma Mountaineers 2013-Present
  • Active member of the Tacoma Mountaineers Sea kayaking Club 2012-Present
  • PSIA Certified Ski Instructor, The Summit at Snoqualmie 2012-Present
  • Life Member of the VFW
  • Life Member of the Order of the Dadaelians
  • Member of the American Legion

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To Schedule a meeting with the Mayor please contact Tiffany Graves.

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