From a September 16, 2020, City of Mill Creek press release.
City Manager Michael Ciaravino announces that effective on Thursday, September 17th, Mike Todd will be the City of Mill Creek’s new Director of Public Works and Development Services.
Todd joins 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. He will oversee and manage the city’s development services, capital improvement projects and budget, as well as the city’s Storm Water Utility.
Among Todd’s professional experience, he has been involved in local government for nearly two decades, serving on the Mill Creek City Council since 2005.
He resigned his city council seat on Wednesday, September 16th, to move into this full-time city staff position, contributing his years of professional experience in business and program development, marketing, and senior level management.
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," commented Todd.
He went on to say, "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.”
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 Balentine are positive steps towards accomplishing that goal.”
City councilmembers will select a replacement to fill Todd's now vacant city council position.
Ciaravino said, “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. I have been very impressed by how well versed he was regarding our operations and budgetary challenges as a member of the city council."
"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,” Ciaravino added.