Mike graduated from Old Dominion University in 1989, with his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Beginning his career in local government in1989, Mike has been employed by the County of Accomack since 1996, serving as deputy director of finance and from 2008 through 2017 as Director of Finance. In 2017, Mike was named County Administrator.
During his 24 years of service to the County, Mike has overseen the implementation of many software systems, county-wide paperless agenda systems for various boards, and time management systems. Due to Mike’s hard work, the County of Accomack has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association annually since 2008. Most recently in 2019, Accomack County received a VACo Achievement Award for Sawmill Park, Accomack County’s first public recreational park which was completed in 2018 under the leadership of Mike and his Leadership Team.
Mason is a member of the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.