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Michael Conduff

MEMBER SINCE: 2005

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Mike Conduff is the President and CEO of The Elim Group – Your Governance Experts, an organizational governance and consulting firm. Mike is a gifted speaker, multiple time bestselling author, and corporate coach, and has extensive leadership, management, and training experience. He is considered one of the country’s leading experts in the field of municipal and not-for-profit governance. During his local government career, Mike served as the City Manager for four highly acclaimed university communities: Pittsburg and Manhattan (Kansas) and Bryan and Denton in Texas. Mike is the author or co-author of a over a dozen books including The OnTarget Board Member – 8 Indisputable Behaviors, now in its Fifth Edition, Democracy at the Doorstep – True Stories from the Green Berets of Public Administrators, Bottom Line Green – How America’s Cities are Saving the Planet (And Money Too!), Democracy at the Doorstep, Too! – More True Stories, The Policy Governance® Fieldbook, a book on the practical applications of Policy Governance® and Making it Work – The Essentials of Council Manager Relations published by ICMA. Mike and his adult daughter Kayla Whitworth, LCSW have recently released their book for adopted and fostered children, Pancake the Mini Horse Meets Dr. Donkey – a Talk About It® Book. Additionally, Mike writes a regular governance column for Public Management Magazine, is a contributing author for the ICMA Effective Supervisor series and is frequently published or quoted i

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Elim Group - Your Governance Experts
2005
Present
City Manager
City of Denton, Texas
2001
2005
City Manager
City of Bryan, Texas
1992
2001
City Manager
City of Manhattan, Kansas
1987
1992
City Manager
City of Pittsburg, Kansas
1982
1987
City Engineer
City of Pittsburg, Kansas
1977
1982
Primary Policy Areas

Board Governance, Government Operations/Innovation

Primary Sector of Expertise

Local

Primary Functions

City Management, Strategic Planning