Michael Hill




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

Management Analyst
Mar. 2019 - Present
Miscellaneous Technical Assistant
Oct. 2016 - Mar. 2019

City of Bloomington, Illinois - Bloomington, Illinois

Perform a wide variety of professional-level research, administrative, and analytical duties in support of assigned functions, operations, department, and/or division.

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

  • Worked with others to perform a program evaluation of the water meter replacement program

  • 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

  • Reorganized the Public Works website and established two microsites focused on infrastructure

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

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

Bachelor of Science, Political Science

Illinois State University - Normal, Illinois

GPA: 3.7/4.0

Relevant Coursework: Public Policy, Research Methods, Public Administration, Mass Media Writing

Minor: Mass Media