Member Biography

Michael T. Shellito

Michael T. Shellito has been a leader in municipal government and the parks and recreation profession for over 35 years. Mike is currently the City Manager for the City of Roseville where he oversees the operation of a full service City with 2,000 employees and an operations budget of $450 million. Prior to this appointment in 2009 as City Manager, Mike was the Assistant City Manager and Community Services Director where he oversaw the operations of the City’s Parks & Recreation, Libraries, Housing and Neighborhood Services Departments. 

Under Mike’s leadership, the Roseville Parks and Recreation Department has received numerous national and statewide awards for their progressive planning and innovative approach to providing exceptional programs, facilities and services, including the Gold Medal Award.

Mike has received Fellowship/Hall of Fame Award from the California Parks and Recreation Society and the Distinguished Service Award from the NRPA Pacific Southwest Region. He currently serves as United States Commissioner to the International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration. He is Past President of CPRS and a member of the American Academy for Parks and Recreation.

Mike’s leadership skills and his visionary approach to municipal government have made him a popular speaker both nationally and internationally. He is routinely invited to present as both a keynote speaker and trainer at conferences and training programs throughout the United States for a variety of professional associations, cities, counties and state agencies.

Mike is a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Program and the Disney Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Sacramento.