Dr. Mike Tsichlis, School Board Member,
Mike Tsichlis (pronounced TISH-liss) is the Treasurer of the Board of Education of the Lindbergh School District. He and his family have lived in the district for over 22 years and have a son enrolled as sophomore at Lindbergh High School. He holds in doctorate in Public Policy Analysis and Administration from Saint Louis University, as well as recently earning Advanced and Masters level professional certification from the Missouri School Boards Association.
Over the past 25 years Dr. Tsichlis has worked as a staff members and consultant in the field of institutional advancement, as well as having taught at the college level and written numerous articles and commentary pieces for newspapers, magazines, and journals.
Prior to his election to the Lindbergh School Board in 2016, he served for two years on the Crestwood Board of Aldermen, holding the position of Board President his final year. There he and other officials debated issues related to the redevelopment of the old Crestwood Mall site, a 47 acre area on Watson Road where a once thriving mall had shut down and developers were seeking the use of tax incentives to revive the location.
During the current Missouri legislative session Dr. Tsichlis has spearheaded an effort to pass HB 1236, a TIF reform law giving school districts across the state a greater role in determining how much of their revenue can be diverted to redevelopment projects given Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance, potentially allowing hundreds of millions of dollars to stay in school districts and be applied toward their intended use of educating children.
11555 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63126
TIF – Tax Increment Financing