Mike has over 40 years of leadership, management and governance experience. He is also a charter graduate of the Carver Policy Governance® Academy and is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Policy Governance® Association. Mike’s clients have included the International City/County Management Association, The National League of Cities Leadership Training Institute, The NLC University, The National Committee on Planned Giving, The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, The Community Associations Institute, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, and many cities, associations, and other non-profit and for-profit corporations.
In addition to serving the International City/County Management Association as their Special Liaison for Governance, Mike is a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration. He has been honored by ICMA with their most significant honor – The Distinguished Service Award. He has also been awarded the TCMA Mentoring Award in memory of Gary Gwyn, the Award for Career Development in Memory of L. P. (Perry) Cookingham from ICMA, and the very meaningful Joy Sansom Mentor Award from the Urban Management Assistants of North Texas for his commitment to helping others achieve their potential. The Center for Digital Government has awarded Mike their coveted “Best of Texas Visionary Award.”
Mike is active in a number of professional and civic organizations. He is a full member and Past President of the Texas City Management Association. He was one of the very first credentialed members of the International City/County Management Association, and served on its International Executive Board. He also served six years on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Association of City/County Management, holding all of the statewide offices including President of the Association. He is a Past President of the Kansas Engineering Society; a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas Entrepreneurial Center, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the League of Kansas Municipalities. Mr. Conduff is fully credentialed by the International City/County Management Association and is licensed as a Professional Engineer and a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Kansas (retired status), and served eight years on the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions, twice as Chairman of the Engineering Section and twice as Chairman of the Full Board. He also served four years on the Kansas Water Authority.