Michael Hill



Phone: 309-660-3026


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Self-motivated public policy 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. Over eight years of experience in communication, public policy, and administration, which includes experience in a variety of non-profit and governmental organizations.

Miscellaneous Technical Assistant

Oct. 2016 - Present

City of Bloomington, Illinois - Bloomington, Illinois

Support the Director of Public Works, Office Manager, other Public Works supervisors and others, as assigned, primarily on writing and research tasks but also on a variety of other tasks.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Researched and analyzed data in order to implement fee adjustments for storm water, sanitary sewer, and solid waste enterprise funds, ensuring stable funding for services and infrastructure

  • Recommended and implemented a departmental council memo review process to ensure consistency, completeness, and comprehensiveness

  • Administered and coordinated the implementation of a Brick Streets Master Plan to preserve brick streets throughout the city, which resulted in the adoption of the plan and associated policies

Legislative Staff Intern

Dec. 2016 - April 2017

Illinois General Assembly - Springfield, Illinois

Summarize and analyze bills and budgets for members of two legislative committees and two appropriations committees in the Illinois General Assembly

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Successfully provided in-depth information on hundreds of proposed bills by researching existing statutes, contacting lobbyists and government agencies, and reading relevant news articles

  • Wrote a resolution to recognize high school students for winning a championship, which was adopted by the Illinois General Assembly


News Reporter / Announcer

Sept. 2014 - Oct. 2016

WGLT FM - Normal, Illinois

Provide complete, accurate, and compelling coverage of hard news and feature news stories, including Bloomington and Normal council meetings

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Earned repeated commendations for excellence in writing, reporting, photojournalism, audio production, and on-air broadcasting

  • Implemented live social media coverage during events such as political candidate forums, resulting in record numbers of impressions

News Producer / Radio Host

Sept. 2012 - Feb. 2015

WAZU FM - East Peoria, Illinois

Fulfill multi-faceted duties including writing for radio and the web, hosting and producing a daily radio show and two weekly radio shows, and creating graphics

Key Skills

Technical Writing

Media Writing

Quantitative Research

Qualitative Research


Oral Presentation

Visual Presentation

Social Media


Web Design

Content Management

Graphic Design


American Public Works Association, Illinois Chapter

American Water Works Association, Illinois Section

Community Associations Institute, Illinois Chapter

Employee Activity Committee, City of Bloomington

Bachelor of Science, Political Science

May 2016

Illinois State University - Normal, Illinois

GPA: 3.7/4.0

Relevant Coursework: Public Policy, Research Methods, Public Administration

Minor: Mass Media

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