AWB Policy Team

Mike Ennis

Government Affairs Director

Mike Ennis is AWB's director of government affairs on transportation, land use, regulatory reform, water resources, aviation and telecom. Mike also manages AWB's election process. He joined AWB in 2013.

Before joining AWB, Ennis was the director of transportation policy at Washington Policy Center, a free-market think tank based in Seattle. Ennis is the author of numerous studies on transportation policy in Washington, including “Five Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy,” “Vanpools in the Puget Sound Region: The Case for Expanding Vanpools to Move the Most People for the Least Cost,” and “Roadmap for Mobility.” His work has been covered in many local and national media outlets, including The Seattle Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Investor’s Business Daily, as well as on CNN and Bloomberg News.

Ennis served in the U.S. Army with the 2nd Ranger Battalion and served three terms on the Enumclaw City Council. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and his Master of Public Administration degree from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, also at the University of Washington. He lives in Buckley with his wife, Heidi, their two children, Camryn and Collin, and their dogs, May and Millie.