Get to know Micah Intermill

Q. How would you describe your leadership style?
A. I believe that people and organizations can accomplish a lot – given the right conditions. It’s through each of our leadership, regardless of whatever position we may hold in the City, to foster those conditions. In my leadership style, I aim to be transparent, honest, and fair – and to engage those around me to develop solutions to the challenges we face together, as those co-created solutions are often the most creative, and longest lasting.

Q. What interested you the most about working for the City?
A. I’m a transplant to Minneapolis – having lived in Kansas, Nebraska, Kansas again, Nebraska again, and finally Washington, D.C. prior to finding my way to the U of M for graduate school. I’ve never felt more at home than I do here in Minneapolis. When the opportunity presented itself to come work for this place I love – to help foster its vibrancy and grow its opportunity for everyone – I simply couldn’t pass it up.

Q. What’s your favorite place for lunch in Minneapolis?
A. Since I haven’t worked downtown before, I’m in learning mode on this one. Truth be told, over the lunch hour you’ll most likely find me at my desk inhaling a turkey wrap, carrot sticks and celery sticks I’ve brought from home. I’ve had a chance to start exploring a bit, so ask me in a year and I’ll give you my favorite. That said, I have it on good authority that the Greek salad at Good to Go in the US Bank Plaza skyway is first-rate.

Q. What music are you listening to lately?
A. I’m actually much more of a podcast listener than a music listener. Current favorites include “How I Built This,” “Reply All,” “Milk Street Kitchen,” “Make Me Smart” and “Marketplace.”

Q. Do you have any favorite quotes?
A. Three come to mind:

“We in America do not have government of the majority; we have government of the majority who participate.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The worst thing a man can think is that he made it on his own.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think – spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day.” – Jim Valvano

Q. What current TV shows are you watching?

A. “House of Cards,” “Master of None,” “Bloodline” and the NBA Finals currently have my TV attention.

 

Published Jun 13, 2017

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