Director- Local government in Michigan
Collin Mays, emerging from Michigan as a significant figure in local government and a dedicated philanthropist, exemplifies leadership and professionalism in public service. His journey, underpinned by a solid academic background with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Western Michigan University and a Master's in Public Administration from Oakland University, showcases a blend of intellectual rigor and practical expertise.
At the helm of LMS Solutions, a strategic planning consulting firm, he is pivotal in aiding local governments and nonprofits. His tenure here is marked by impactful initiatives enhancing local governance and community development. His public sector career spans various parts, reflecting his deep commitment to public service and community betterment.
In his directorial capacity, he oversees essential programs like the Living Wage Program and MBE/WBE/SBE certification programs, ensuring adherence to prevailing wage laws at multiple governmental levels. His work goes beyond professional realms, extending into community outreach and embodying a passion for inclusivity and societal growth.
His philanthropic endeavors resonate with his professional pursuits. His involvement with organizations like the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy and The Soul Of Philanthropy Michigan highlights his dedication to societal betterment. He has notably influenced community and economic development, particularly aiding minority-owned small businesses in Delta Charter Township.
His excellence is recognized through accolades like the Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40 in 2015, Crain’s Detroit Business 20 in their 20s class of 2019, and the 2023 Steven D. Ford award from NFBPA. Additionally, his alma mater honored him with the Alumni Achievement Award in 2022, acknowledging his substantial impact in his field.
He is actively involved in critical social communities such as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA).