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Mike Bailey has worked in local government finance since 1980 and is the Finance Director for the City of Redmond.

His work experience includes serving as finance director for several cities, as well as a Washington parks district. Mr. Bailey is a former president of the Washington Finance Officers Association (WFOA) and past member of the Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA) Executive Board. He has also served as a member and Vice Chair of the GFOA Budget and Management Committee, and currently as a representative for the GFOA’s Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SST). Mike was appointed to the SST Governing Board as the local government representative and continues to serve in that role.

Mike has conducted numerous workshops on local government financial management, budget, and financial leadership. Mike frequently leads council and board retreats, strategic planning processes and assists GFOA affiliate organizations with their strategic planning as well.

Mr. Bailey earned his degree in Business Administration and a MBA from the University of Puget Sound. He is a CPA and an executive education studies graduate of Harvard’s JFK School of Government.