About Mike Wiederkehr

Experience Matters

I am a native Arkansan who returned home following a 32 year municipal government career that took me to Fort Worth, Texas and Glendale, California. Over the course of my career I worked in Human Resources, Economic Development, Building & Safety, a centralized Permit Issuance Center, a Refuse Collection & Recycling operation, and in Public Works Administration. I was responsible for the quality and efficiency of a wide range of municipal services and served as staff liaison to multiple boards and commissions.

I had the good fortune to attend Loyola University in New Orleans for my B.A. degree, studied Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of North Texas, in Denton, and received a Masters Degree from Woodbury University in Burbank, California. In 2012 I became a Leadership Fellow of the American Public Works Association, the highest designation awarded by the society, in recognition of excellence and leadership in public service.

Upon returning to Arkansas, I served on the board of the Washington County Historical Society and was appointed to Fayetteville’s Environmental Action Committee in 2018, and the Planning Commission in 2021. I was elected to represent Ward 2 on our City Council in February 2022. As a Council member, I also serve on our Water & Sewer Utility Committee, Nominating Committee, and Stormwater Utility Committee.

My wife, Lee Anne, and I live in the historic Washington-Willow neighborhood. Lee Anne is a licensed Landscape Architect and is a past President of the Washington County Historical Society having served 2 years and is a member of the Fayetteville Modern Literature Club.

We are avid fans of our local performing arts and live music scenes as both patrons and supporters. We have three grown children and four grandchildren.