Michelle Ziel-Dingman, President, Idaho Falls City Council
Department Liaison Assignment: Idaho Falls Regional Airport & Human Resources
Co-liaison: Municipal Services
Board Liaison: Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority (TRPTA)
Other: Idaho Falls Power Board, Community Food Basket, Community Youth in Action, Civitan Club
Michelle was elected to serve on the Idaho Falls City Council in November 2015. Her professional background is in real estate and e-commerce marketing. She is a proud Vandal and first generation college graduate, attending the University of Idaho earning a degree in Advertising. She has served as the Marketing Manager for organizations including Ball Ventures and General Growth Properties. Michelle left the corporate world behind for nearly three years to fund-raise for student scholarships at the College of Eastern Idaho (known as Eastern Idaho Technical College at the time) and live her passion for higher education. She later went on to direct her husband's graphic design and marketing firm in Idaho Falls before joining the team at Fin Fun, an Inc. 500 retailer.
Michelle and her husband share four children between the ages of 7 and 14 and spend their spare time coaching youth sports, volunteering and biking.
Michelle's leadership style is collaborative, straight-forward, results-driven and respectful.