Mike Bailey is the Finance Director for the Town of Cave Creek, Arizona. He has worked in local government finance since 1980 and was a finance consultant for the Municipal Research and Services Center after spending ten years as the Finance & Technology Director for the City of Redmond. He is a former president of the Washington Finance Officers Association (WFOA) and served on the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) 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 his BA and MBA are from the University of Puget Sound. He conducts workshops on local government financial management, budget, and financial leadership and leads council retreats and strategic planning processes.