is the Chief Engineer and Director for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. He has dedicated his 25-year career in local government to community issues around water, waste and transportation. He has his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington-Seattle, and completed Harvard University's Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin and is credentialed in the Envision Rating System.

Michael is on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure, the past chair for the American Society of Civil Engineer's Committee on Sustainability and is on the faculty of Evergreen State College where he teaches Sustainable Leadership and decision making.