Current Term: 7/2015 - 6/2019
Mike grew up in Brooklyn, NY and came out to Oregon in 1981 for graduate school. He has an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a doctorate in environmental science and engineering. He spent 15 years working for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality where he developed and managed the Voluntary Cleanup program and as his last assignment managed the Portland Harbor Cleanup program. Mike worked for the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services for 12 years as the manager of the Watershed Division where he and his team developed the city’s first comprehensive watershed plan and watershed health report cards. He has been involved in numerous environmental and public education campaigns for many years. When not doing that stuff Mike collects comics (check out “Oil and Water,” the graphic novel he edited) and is an aspiring kayaker. Mike lives in Portland with his wife Terri, his dog Odinn, and one indoor cat, Clark. He has 3 grown children, Elias, Ben, and Emma.