Common Good Iowa

Mike Owen

Deputy Director

Mike Owen

Mike coordinates fiscal policy work with other issue priorities at Common Good Iowa, engaging staff and partners to advance policy ideas that equitably and sustainably address the concerns of all Iowans. He is part of the communications team developing messages and strategies to better reach policy makers, advocates and the public, and assists the executive director in outreach and fund development.

After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science at the University of Iowa, Mike worked for 21 years as a news reporter, sports reporter and editor in Iowa and Pennsylvania before joining the Iowa Policy Project in 2001, becoming director in 2013. He moved to his current position following IPP's merger with the Child and Family Policy Center into the present Common Good Iowa. He served three terms on the West Branch Community School Board.


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