Chris Mickelson
I greatly enjoy helping our client communities accomplish their goals.

Chris Mickelson

Municipal Advisor
Chris Mickelson

Chris served Ehlers’ Minnesota Municipal Team as a Financial Specialist until his 2019 promotion to Municipal Advisor. He brings nine years of local government finance and administration experience to his role with the firm, having worked extensively with both small municipalities and large cities. Since joining Ehlers in 2016, Chris has gained valuable experience collaborating with clients to complete complex debt issuance, financial management and economic development initiatives.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Issuance & Management

  • Analysis & Presentation of Financing Options
  • Refundings
  • Client Representation to Bond Market & Credit Rating Agencies
  • Funding Sources & Plans
  • General Obligation & Revenue Debt

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Developer Negotiations
  • Developer Pro-Forma Analysis

Financial Management Planning

  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Financial Goals & Objectives Facilitation
  • Project Impact Analysis
  • Debt Management
  • Financial Management Plans

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor
Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association
Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers of Minnesota


Bachelor of Arts – Communication Studies, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Master of Public Administration, Hamline University, St. Paul