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Professional Summary

I am a self-motivated research, analysis, and communication professional who takes an innovative approach to gathering and interpreting data to accomplish goals and objectives; developing plans, solutions, strategies, policies, and procedures to address efficiency and effectiveness; and enhancing communication to the public, elected officials, and internal staff. I have over seven years of experience in communication, research, public policy, and administration, which includes experience in a variety of non-profit and governmental organizations.


The totality of my experience has given me the knowledge, skills, and abilities to contribute to a broad range of tasks. I would be an asset to any organization seeking someone who research and analyze data to develop policy solutions and/or communicate complex, multi-faceted information to a broad audience.

 

Portfolio

 

Reports

Public Works Department. August 2019. "Hybrid-Electric and Electric Garbage Trucks Could be the Future, but they’re Not Ready." City of Bloomington, Illinois. Download a PDF of this report

Public Works Department. January 2020. "Idle Reduction Technologies Available from the Factory." City of Bloomington, Illinois. Download a PDF of this report

 

Videos

 
 

News Articles

Hill, Michael. April 18, 2016. "Equinox House Models Rainwater Collection" WGLT. View this article on wglt.org

Hill, Michael. April 26, 2016. "McLean County Considering Fixes For Voting Problems." WGLT.​ View this article on wglt.org

Hill, Michael. September 19, 2016. "Bloomington Council Supporting More Infrastructure Funding." WGLT. View this article on wglt.org

 

Peer-Reviewed Papers & Articles

Hill, Michael, Jason Kokkat, and Eric Hansen. 2016. “Sincerity Trumps Strategy: Explaining the Youth Vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary.” Critique. Spring: 19-38. Presented: April 22, 2016. Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science. Download a PDF of this paper

Thoele, Luke, Michael Hill. 2019. “Trenchless Technology Leads to Award for City Project.” NASTT’s Trenchless Today. Spring: 40. Download a PDF of this article

 

Conference Presentations

“Sincerity Trumps Strategy: Explaining the Youth Vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary.” Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science. Normal, IL. April 2016. (with Jason Kokkat and Eric Hansen)

“Sorry/Not Sorry: Public Responses to Questionable Candidate Statements.” Midwest Psychological Association. Chicago, IL. May 2016. (with Jason Kokkat)

“City of Bloomington Brick Streets Master Plan.” American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter. Peoria, IL. May 2018. (with Jim Karch)

“Arrested Development: Finding a Solution to Deteriorating Private Streets.” American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter. Peoria, IL. May 2018. (with Jim Karch)

“Arrested Development: Finding a Solution to Deteriorating Private Streets.” American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter. Peoria, IL. May 2019. (with Kevin Kothe and Roozbeh Rashedi)

"Show Your Work: Communicating Roadwork to the Public.” American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter. Peoria, IL. May 2021.