Michael Phillips, newly hired Executive Assistant for the City of Lincoln City Manager has resided in Depoe Bay for the last 18 years. He graduated with an MBA from Marylhurst University in 2013 and previously worked for ten years for the Siletz Tribal Business Corporation where he managed multiple commercial properties and business enterprises as well as their tribal loan program. During his tenure he helped turn annual property and business enterprises losses into annual profits. He currently serves as the Vice President for the City of Depoe Bay Planning Commission. During his time at the Siletz Tribal Business Corporation he successfully managed and upgraded their Consumer, Home and Business small business loan program provided to all adult tribal members to include monthly TransUnion credit reporting as well as provided one-on-one and facilitated conferences on personal and business finance. This included how teaching how credit scores and reports can impact their lives which helped many tribal members improve their financial standing. His professional goals include being part of a strong collaborative team that maximizes organizational efficiency while providing top quality support for the larger community. His skillsets include multitasking, IT background, grant management, willing to perform any task needed to assist others as required or needed while working collaboratively. His hobbies include tinkering with building computers, reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction and walking his dog Chewbacca.