Mike Bailey has worked in local government finance since 1980 and was the City of Redmond, Washington Finance Director from 2008 until 2017. Mike is currently a Finance Consultant with the Municipal Research and Services Center, a non-profit agency that provides technical support and assistance to local government. Mike is a former president of the Washington Finance Officers Association and served on the Government Finance Officer Association’s Executive Board. He was chair of the GFOA Budget and Management Committee, and is the local government representative to the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.
Mike is a CPA and earned his BA and MBA degrees from the University of Puget Sound. He leads workshops on local government financial management, leadership and strategic planning.