Mik Kilpela, Assistant City Engineer, has been promoted to the position of City Engineer effective July 1, 2020. Mik was hired on as an Engineering Tech II/Civil Designer in 2006 and promoted to Staff Engineer in 2009 and again promoted to Assistant City Engineer on June 1, 2017. Mik holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a licensed professional engineer. Mik worked as a civil engineer for a company in Traverse City before joining the City as an
Engineering Tech II/Civil Designer in 2006. Mik is replacing Keith Whittington, who will be retiring effective June 30, 2020.