Mike Mucha joined GFOA in 2006 and is now Acting Director of the Research and Consulting Center. In this role, Mike oversees GFOA consulting projects, research activities, the Government Finance Review, planning for GFOA training and conference, the GFOA website, and other strategic initiatives for GFOA. Mike also leads GFOA’s consulting practice and focuses on providing guidance to local governments on how to use technology more effectively to improve business processes and administrative practices. He coordinates GFOA’s efforts to help governments with system assessment, procurement, selection, contract negotiation, and implementation. Mike has managed projects for both large and small governments, regularly speaks at GFOA training events, and has written numerous articles on public sector enterprise technology applications. Some recent clients included Pasco County Schools (FL), Orange County Schools (FL), City of Spokane (WA), Spokane Transit Agency (WA), City of Longmont (CO), City of Hayward (CA), Sonoma County (CA), Yolo County (CA), Douglas County (KS), the City of Westerville (OH). Mike also leads GFOA’s efforts to promote best practices in performance management, budgeting, capital planning, and cost benefit analysis/fiscal impact analysis and is the staff liaison to GFOA's Capital Planning and Economic Development Committee.
BBA, University of Iowa
MSPPM, Carnegie Mellon University.