Michael Gleeson is the Legislative Director, Finance, Admin & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) at the National League of Cities, the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments. As a member of the federal advocacy team, Michael leads NLC’s advocacy, regulatory, and policy efforts on issues including municipal finance issue, census, and local democracy, as well as co-leads efforts around the American Rescue Plan Act’s State and Local Funds (SLFRF) for over 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the United States. 

Prior to joining NLC, Michael worked at two investment firms, and in Congress as a senior tax and budget aide for a member of the House of Representative’s tax and budget committees. 

Michael received a master’s degree in public administration from The Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in taxation from the American University. His Bachelor of Arts is from The University of Washington in Seattle.