Dennis A. Cook, a Seattle native, worked for Seattle Parks and Recreation Department for 37 years. During that time, Dennis became known for ‘finding common ground’ by building successful collaborations and partnerships that create strong, positive, engaged communities. Working with non-profits, private and public elementary/secondary schools, universities, local/national youth and adult athletic organizations, and professional athletic teams, Dennis has facilitated joint ventures to improve access and opportunity for both traditional and emerging sports.
Dennis was involved in many local and national youth programs such as, the Hershey Youth Track and Field Games, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Catholic Youth Association and the YMCA. During his years of service with Seattle Parks, Dennis managed the Joint Use Agreement between Seattle Parks and Seattle School District, along with managing the Athletic Field Scheduling Office and youth and adult athletics programs. Dennis works as a coach, mentor and creative problem-solver on behalf of equity for all in our community through his own company Dennis Cook Consulting.
“I have known Dennis for eight years, he is the consummate professional. His energy and enthusiasm for helping people is remarkable. Dennis is one of the most connected and respected people in the sports industry in the entire Northwest.”
–William Hogan, Director of Athletics, Seattle University
“There is no one better in our community who understands the needs and visions of citizens and their respective parks. Dennis Cook’s initiatives, implementation and supervision are earmarked throughout the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation.
–Tom Newell, Director, Coaches Who Care