LeighAnn Mikesell, Deputy City Manager

LeighAnn Mikesell is the Deputy City Manager of Muskegon. She is an engineer and planner with 29 years of experience. LeighAnn joined the City team in 2017.

Much of LeighAnn’s career was spent working in the transportation industry at the Michigan Department of Transportation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Michigan.

LeighAnn was born and raised in Muskegon and is grateful to see her hometown in the midst of a resurgence. She is focused on diversifying development across the City by creating strategies to market the business and developer-friendly climate here, collaborating with neighbors, providing housing that meets the needs of the current population and is attractive to newcomers, and implementing policies that remove barriers and embrace the diverse Muskegon community. In essence, LeighAnn is dedicated to moving Muskegon forward to benefit all who live, work, and visit here.

LeighAnn has recently moved to the Nelson neighborhood where she enjoys close proximity to all that Downtown has to offer. She has two grown children, Allison and Cash, who are attending college.