Mike Todd accepts Director of Public Works

Mike Todd accepts Director of Public Works
Posted on 09/16/2020
Mike ToddCity Manager Michael Ciaravino is pleased to announce that effective September 17, 2020, Mike Todd will be the City of Mill Creek’s new Director of Public Works and Development Services.

Mr. Todd will join the City of Mill Creek’s Management Team as an advisor to the City Manager and other staff on development issues related to infrastructure, land use, and economic development. Mr. Todd will oversee and manage the City’s development services, capital improvement projects and budget, as well as the City’s Storm Water Utility.

Among Mr. Todd’s professional experience, Mr. Todd has been involved in local government for nearly two decades, serving on the Mill Creek City Council since 2005. He has resigned his council seat to move into this full-time position on City staff contributing his years of professional experience in business and program development, marketing, and senior level management. Mr. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He has earned the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.

“As a resident of Mill Creek for longer than it has been a City, and as a passionate advocate for operational excellence, I felt it was time to roll up my sleeves and apply my management skills and knowledge of the community to improve our City. I am excited about working with Mr. Ciaravino and his management team to bring new energy and enthusiasm to developing and executing both short term and long-term plans,” said Todd.

Mayor Brian Holtzclaw said, “Mike’s decision to resign his Council seat to join Michael Ciaravino’s management team as the Director of Public Works and Community Development is a huge loss for the City Council but a huge gain for the City of Mill Creek. Establishing his permanent leadership team was one of the Council’s top priorities for the City Manager from his recently concluded annual review. Hiring Mike Todd and recently bringing back Jeff Ballentine are positive steps towards accomplishing that goal.”

The City Council will select a replacement for Todd to fill the vacancy.

“Mike Todd is a true public servant. He has demonstrated a strong work ethic, high integrity, and encyclopedic knowledge of the institutional history of the City of Mill Creek. As a Member of Council, I have been very impressed by how well versed he was regarding our operations and budgetary challenges. Mike Todd is a proven fiscally conservative budget watchdog. As a member of our Management Team, his contributions will be deeply valued as we reorganize City Hall and navigate through this historically challenging time.”