Micah Austin

Micah is the City Administrator for the City of Ammon. In this position, Micah serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the City, supervising all operations and management for all nine city departments and divisions while providing leadership in the long- and short-term goals of the city. Micah manages, coordinates, formulates, and monitors internal operating policies that facilitate the most efficient and fair delivery of services for the City of Ammon, including presentation and implantation of the annual city budget. Prior to working for the City of Ammon, Micah worked for the City of Ketchum where he rewrote the 1974 land use ordinance, eliminating more than 200 pages of the zoning code. Those efforts were recognized by the Association of Idaho Cities, which awarded Ketchum with the best zoning code rewrite of 2016.

He also helped supervise the effort to designate the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve, making it the first dark sky reserve in the nation. Prior to
working for the City of Ketchum, Micah worked for the City of Hailey and the City of Jerome.

Micah has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Utah State University in English Literature and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a focus on city management. While earning his degree from Indiana University, Austin worked for the Town of Ellettsville and City of Bloomington, Indiana, and the City of Henderson, Kentucky. Following graduation from Indiana University, Micah moved to Idaho to work for the City of Jerome.

Micah is an outdoorsman and enjoys skiing, hunting, fishing, backpacking, birding, gardening, and anything involving his family.