Mill Creek Councilman Appointed to TIB

Mill Creek Councilman Appointed to State Transportation Improvement Board
Posted on 04/26/2018
Mill Creek Councilman Mike Todd will serve the region as one of the newest members of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. In his newly appointed role, he will work to ensure equitable and efficient investment in local transportation projects. His appointment began Jan. 24 and he attended his first meeting March 22.

The Transportation Improvement Board was created to assure equitable and efficient investment in local transportation projects throughout Washington State. The majority of the program funding comes from three cents of the state gas tax, totaling about $100 million per year.

“Councilmember Todd’s participation on the TIB is another way that Mill Creek’s leadership is influencing state and regional matters,” said City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto. “His engagement on a number of county and regional boards has provided him with the experience to evaluate and prioritize transportation projects in a way that best serves the broader community.”

Todd has served on the Mill Creek City Council since 2005. During his tenure, he has served on the Community Transit board, Snohomish County Cities, and Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board, PRSC’s Transportation Policy Board and Transit Caucus, and the Snohomish County Committee for Improved Transportation.

“I am excited for the opportunity to represent not only Mill Creek, but all of the other municipalities around the state that need transportation improvements,” said Todd. “Some goals of the board are to help create safer transportation, reduce project timelines to help get projects off the ground and to help ease traffic. I am confident that my experience will solidly contribute to the TIB and benefit those areas most in need of improvements.”

As a board member, he will help evaluate proposals that come in for transportation improvement. The TIB grants funds to cities and counties for street construction, resurfacing and sidewalks.

Todd is semi-retired after a career in engineering and project management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.