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Clarence Marvin Girtch, American municipal official. Registered recreator, certified in administration California Board Parks and Recreation Personnel.


Girtch, Clarence Marvin was born on May 28, 1933 in White City, Kansas, United States. Son of Clarence Joshua and Beulah Norma (Edwards) Girtch.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1956. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1957. Postgraduate, University California, San Francisco, 1960—1962.

Doctor of Education in Executive Development, Indiana University, 1971.


With Ford Foundation Interagency Project, Oakland, California, 1959—1962. Recreation coordinator, associate dean students University California, Santa Barbara, 1962—1968. Deputy director Indianapolis Department Parks and Recreation, 1968—1969, chief administrative officer, 1969—1975.

Deputy superintendent Seattle Department Parks and Recreation, 1975—1977, chief operating officer, since 1975. Adjunct professor Central Washington University. With United States Army, 1957-1959.


  • Registered recreator, certified in administration California Board Parks and Recreation Personnel.


President board trustees Camp Conestoga, Inc., since 1964. Member planning commission Seattle School District, 1979—1981. President board trustees University Unitarian Church Seattle.

Board regents Pacific Northwest Maintenance Management School, 1976—1978, Pacific Revenue Sources Management School, since 1984. Member of American Park and Recreation Society, National Sports Governing Board, National Recreation and Park Association (council Great Lakes district 1974-1975), Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (Professional of the Year 1973), Evergreen Aqua Club (vice president, board directors).


Married Margaret S. Stansfield, August 21, 1955. Children: Charles Andrew, Jon Michael.

Clarence Joshua Girtch

Beulah Norma (Edwards) Girtch

Margaret S. Stansfield

Charles Andrew Girtch

Jon Michael Girtch