Mike has been involved in local government since the early 1990s, but was writing letters to newspaper editors suggesting changes to government long before that. He received his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Maine. In Millinocket, Mike spent six years on the Town Council, three as Chairman and then worked in Brewer, ME, as the Assistant City Manager. Mike then spent the next 8 years in Mt. Desert, ME. as Town Manager. If you want to talk COLA, FICA, OPEB or any other four letter government acronym, Mike's the guy.