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Connecting people and solving problems
with community-centered solutions

Connecting people and solving problems
with community-centered solutions

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Michael Grayum; Michael Eklund-Grayum

Founder and Owner Michael Grayum is a results-driven, visionary leader who brings a wealth of leadership and management experience from the public, private and non-profit sectors. He has extensive experience leading organizations to achieve meaningful outcomes through effective public policies, organizational management, and collaborative community partnerships.

Michael has served as a Mayor, City Council member, Governor-appointed Commissioner on national and community services, senior executive for two state agencies, and board member for several regional and national organizations. He has served as the City Manager for one of Washington State's fastest-growing cities, where he led the day-to-day operations of all City departments. Michael is passionate about creating community-centered solutions and has extensive experience leading organizations to operational and financial success.

Michael has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. He was also an athlete on the Lute football and track teams. Michael and his wife Jenny have two children and live in Tacoma, WA.


Grayum Consulting helps organizations in the Pacific Northwest successfully navigate the intersection of government, media, and stakeholders. We strengthen your connection with the communities you serve, affect, and depend on through strategic planning, facilitation, negotiations, communications, and legislative advocacy.  

Our services include tailor-made strategies and expert representation before the members and staff of local governments, Washington State Legislature, State Agencies, and the Governor's Office that advance your highest priorities. With more than two decades of experience, Grayum Consulting helps you develop and implement sustainable outcomes that achieve bottom-line results. We provide independent expertise and nonpartisan objectivity that keeps you moving forward. 





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Michael Grayum speaking to local media at the 110th US Women's Armature Golf Championship



Community Engagement


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