Michael Hightower established The Collaborative Firm 2002 and serves as Managing Partner. He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors as well as the education arena, which includes knowledge of public policy, with an emphasis on planning, economic development, and local governance issues.
Michael served six years on the College Park City Council and was the first African American to serve in that capacity. He was later elected to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners where he served 14 years and made major contributions to unincorporated South Fulton County and beyond. Michael also served as Vice-Chairman during much of his tenure and was a member of several boards and committees. He was also elected by his peers to serve as President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and focused on welfare reform, affordable housing, and sustainable communities.
Bachelor of Arts
Clark Atlanta University
Georgia State University