Arnold has been with the League since November of 2004 and as Director of Strategic Initiatives is responsible for the planning and development of new programs, services, publications, and outreach strategies to support the League’s broad policy initiatives and related programming as it pertains to the League’s “Center for 21st Century Communities” (“21c3”). He also serves as president of the Michigan Municipal League Foundation, where he works to carry out the Foundation mission of educating local officials in coordination with League programs.
Before coming to the League, Arnold worked for the Michigan House of Representatives in a variety of capacities including legislative aide, policy analyst and policy director. He also served as an elected member of the Waverly Community Schools Board of Education from 1994-2002 where he held the positions of Treasurer and Board President. He is currently treasurer of the Waverly Education Foundation and is a board member of the Prima Civitas Foundation and Michigan Rural Council. Arnold is a graduate of Michigan State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Social Science.
Arnold’s blog: Communities Count