Commissioner Radwanski started his service in January of 2023. A Metro Detroit native, Mike graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a Bachelors’ in Technical Skills & Interdisciplinary Studies. He began his career as a sub-contractor for GE Aviation before being hired and spending 12 years working on high-temperature composites with increasing responsibilities. Mike holds eight U.S. Patents as well as an acclaimed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Mike worked remotely for Honeywell and later Johnson Controls as a Continuous Improvement Professional. In April of 2023, Mike rejoined GE in their Aerospace division as an Advanced Combat Engines Engineering Operations and Lean Leader.
Mike moved to Newport in 2012. He quickly became involved in the East Row Historic Foundation by serving as Gateway Neighborhood Representative, which provided an opportunity to attend Board of Commissioner meetings. This paved the way for Mike’s service on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan and Riverfront Parks Steering Committees, followed by service on Newport’s Code Enforcement Board. Following protocol, he resigned after his successful bid for Commissioner in November of 2022.
Outside of work and City service, Mike is an avid homebrewer and has won many homebrewing medals. He also enjoys restoring and improving his vintage home, though admitting it’s a seemingly endless task. Mike’s parents also reside in Newport.