Mike Conduff

President of the Elim Group and Former City Manager
The Elim Group

Mike Conduff is the President and CEO of The Elim Group – Your Governance Experts, a leadership training and organizational governance consulting firm headquartered in Denton, Texas. During his 30+ year career in local government, Mike served as the city manager of four different university communities in the United States: Pittsburg and Manhattan, Kansas, and Bryan and Denton, Texas.

Mike served on the International City/County Management Association’s Board of Director and is the Special Liaison for Governance for ICMA, where he writes a regular governance column for the internationally distributed Public Manager Magazine. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration, a member of Who’s Who Worldwide and a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International. He has been honored with the prestigious 2004 Award for Career Development in Memory of L. P. Cookingham from ICMA. The Center for Digital Government (a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local governments) has awarded Mike their coveted “Best of Texas 2004 Visionary Award.”

Mike earned his B.S. in civil engineering at the University of New Hampshire, graduating Cum Laude. His M.B.A. is from Pittsburg State University. He is also a charter graduate of the Carver Policy Governance® Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves on the Board of Directors and as Secretary of the International Policy Governance® Association. Mike’s clients have included the International City Management Association, the National Council on Planned Giving, the Community Associations Institute and many cities, associations as well as other non-profit and for-profit corporations.

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