As Commissioner, Mike has made it a priority to increase transparency in county government through a number of initiatives since his election in 2011. They include:

  1. the website, making information easily accessible to citizens, saving  them a trip to county office building.
  2. Personally attending as many meetings in community as possible.
  3. Making county government more accessible by holding work sessions throughout the county during the Centre Crest deliberations and decisions.
  4. Being the first Centre County commissioner to engage with constituents using social media.

Mike is committed to continuing to reform county government. Since winning re-election, Mike has:

  1. Released more information about the county budget and financial decisions.
  2. Held more public work sessions for commissioners.
  3. Enacted ethics reforms by banning politicking in the workplace (such as circulating candidate petitions during work hours and in County offices).