ACMA Recognizes Newest Life Member
Mike Hutchinson, Retired City Manager of Mesa, and recipient of the John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award last year for his admirable service to the City of Mesa and to the profession was recognized as the organization's newest life member at the Winter Conference in Sedona.

Mike began his career with the City of Mesa in 1977 as an intern and retired as City Manager on December 31, 2005. During his tenure with Mesa, Mike has been a leader, not only within the City he served, but in our profession as well.
Mike's leadership propelled Mesa through a period of rapid growth and through his dedicated service he established and managed a number of award winning City services and programs. Charged with implementing the policies established by City Council, Mike was known by both city employees, elected officials as well as his peers, for his dedication and commitment to quality, openness, fairness and progress.
Mike grew up with local government in Arizona. He received his Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University when the MPA program was in its infancy. Mike is continuing that dedication to education and fostering the next generation of public servants through his integral role in helping to establish the Marvin Andrews Graduate Program in Urban Management at Arizona State University.
The program, which will lead to the Masters of Public Administration degree, will admit up to six students each year, based on a search process designed to identify the country's most talented students aspiring to executive levels in local government. The Andrews Fellows will serve half-time internships in various city governments in the Phoenix metropolitan area while taking courses at ASU. Each of the students will also be assigned a top local government official in the state to serve as a personal mentor during the program and beyond. As part of their coursework, and in addition to their internships, the Andrews Fellows will also engage in course-related "real world" projects in urban management and urban policy in cooperation with other local governments in Arizona and the Southwest.
Mike has served on the ACMA Board, is a Past President of ACMA and currently serves as a Range Rider for the organization. He is a credentialed manager for ICMA and in 2003 received the Workplace Diversity Professional Development Award from ICMA. Mike was also inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame in 2003.
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