Nearly 30 years of experience in municipal government in Texas gives Mike Morrison an insider’s perspective on city government. He has been responsible for everything from financial management to economic development, and as a result, he recognizes the need for collaboration. He has hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of city government related to information technology, water, waste water, and public-private partnerships.
Mike’s career in city government began as Community Development Administrator for the City of Abilene. In that position, he was involved in finance, public works/engineering, community development, economic development, information technology, emergency services management, 911 services, and oversight of very large projects. He later served Abilene as director of economic development, followed by assistant city manager.
A seven-year engagement followed as city manager of New Braunfels. He was responsible for financial management, economic development, environmental efforts, and collaborative efforts involving federal agencies and officials, a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and neighboring counties. Mike’s most recent position in city government was as interim deputy city manager for public works and utilities for the City of Galveston, where his responsibilities included streets, drainage, water, waste water, sanitation, construction management, and aviation facilities.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in economic geography/industrial location from the University of Florida and a Master’s of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.