Millcreek appoints Mike Winder as new city manager

Dec 14, 2021, 10:49 AM | Updated: 10:52 am
(Millcreek City)...
(Millcreek City)
(Millcreek City)

MILLCREEK, Utah- Millcreek appointed Mike Winder to serve as city manager in a unanimous vote by the Millcreek City Council Monday evening. Winder, a member of the Utah House of Representatives, announced he would not be going for reelection to the Utah House according to a press release.

“I have enjoyed my fourteen years in elected office, and I will dearly miss the great people I serve within the legislature,” Winder said. “However, I love local government and as Utah’s newest city there are tremendous opportunities at Millcreek. I’m excited to continue my work with the amazing team and community here,” Winder said.

Mayor Jeff Silvestrini had been acting as city manager in the transition period after Manager John Geilmann retired in 2020.

“Since his appointment as Assistant City Manager, Mike has gained the confidence of all of our city department heads and the members of the city council,” said Mayor Silvestrini. “He has and will continue to serve our business community as Economic Development Director.” The mayor continued, “Mike has been innovative and has demonstrated superior skills and a collaborative temperament. I look forward to working with Mike in this expanded role and I am confident that we will remain a great team serving the interests of our residents.”

Winder had been serving as Millcreek’s Assistant City Manager since January in addition to serving as the city’s Economic Development Director since February 2018. The release stated Winder will continue to fulfill that position in addition to his new responsibilities as city manager.

Winder has an Honors Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Utah in addition to completing an executive program at Havard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has previous experience in local government as West Valley City’s business development manager, city councilman, and mayor. Winder also chaired the Salt Lake Valley Conference of Mayors and was president of the Utah League of Cities and Towns.

“Representative Winder is a devoted public servant who is deeply dedicated to his work,” said Speaker Brad Wilson. “During his time in the House, Representative Winder has been a strong advocate for mental health, apprenticeship programs, education, and the Jordan River corridor. While he will be missed in the Legislature, I know he will continue to find ways to serve his community and the state beyond this role.”

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Millcreek appoints Mike Winder as new city manager