Mike Bailey has worked in local government finance since 1980 and is currently the Director of Internal Audit and Strategic Projects for the Northshore School District. Mike was a finance consultant with the Municipal Research & Consulting Center (MRSC) and has been the Finance & Technology Director for the cities of Redmond, Renton, Lynnwood, Everett, and Wenatchee. 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.