Michael A. Bryant

Management & Budget Director, OMB
Mecklenburg County Government

Michael Bryant is currently employed as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director in Mecklenburg County, NC. OMB is accountable for the County’s enterprising planning, budgeting, performance management and evaluation processes. OMB is the analytical arm for the County Manager, Executive Team, and Commissioners providing analysis and recommendations on a range of issues.

The office leads all annual budget development activities (on a $1.6 billion budget) facilitating Board decision-making, guiding Executive Team activities on the budget, and providing oversight and guidance to County departments, business partners, and non-profit organizations. Michael leads all public discussions and briefings on budget topics.

Michael has been with Mecklenburg County since 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in City, County, and State government. Prior to joining Mecklenburg County, Michael was employed with the Budget Office in the City of Durham as the Interim Assistant Budget Director. Also, Michael’s career includes employment in the Governor’s Office and as a County Manager Assistant in Granville County, NC.

Michael received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina Central University located in Durham, NC. Michael is an inductee of the NC Central University Forty Under Forty Alumni Award, an honor given to young alumni that have exhibited leadership, dedication, and success within their profession and personal communities. He has represented Mecklenburg County at several conferences and training seminars.