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Mike Huggins
Senior Fellow

  • Hometown:Eau Claire, WI

Mike is a retired Wisconsin city manager and community development director with over 40 years of leadership experience in local government and public engagement. He is a Credentialed Manager with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and served as a Leading Practices Service Provider for the ICMA Center for Management Studies. He was a Senior Lecturer in leadership and citizen engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and founder and former board member of Clear Vision Eau Claire, a 2015 National Finalist for the Harvard University Ash Center Innovations in Public Engagement in Government Award. In 2016-2017 he served as co-chair and lead facilitator for a citizen-led public engagement initiative to address poverty and income insecurity in Eau Claire County. He is a Local Government Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and serves on the National Civic League Council of Advisors.

Mike’s research and training experience includes public engagement and problem solving, civic organizing, local democratic practices, and articles published in Public Management and the National Civic Review. He completed the Gamaliel Network National Leadership Training for community organizers and holds a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Kansas.

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