Staff Leadership
Image result for matthew massman mn  Matt Massman, Executive Director

Matt joined MICA as its Executive Director in 2019. Contact Matt regarding general association matters, as well as for policy issues related to state budget and finance, state tax policies impacting counties, property taxes, transportation taxes, environment, and general government issues.  

Prior to joining MICA, he served as Commissioner of Administration for Governor Mark Dayton. Matt has nearly three decades of public policy and political experience encompassing services as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Dayton, Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner for Tax Policy at the MN Department of Revenue, Chief Fiscal Analyst for the Minnesota Senate, and Fiscal Analyst for the Minnesota House. His early public service career included work as a program analyst for the Wisconsin Legislative Auditor, as a policy aide for the Office of Chancellor at UW-Madison, and a legislative aide to Congressman Tim Penny (MN-01).

Matt is a graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and holds Masters’ degree in Public Policy from the LaFollette Institute at UW-Madison.

EMAIL Matt Massman

763-458-1681 (cell)

651-222-8737 (office)


 Nancy Silesky, Health & Human Services Liaison

Nancy is the human services and public health liaison for MICA, which often involves matters within the purview of the state Departments of Human Services and Health, as well as related issues in the areas of housing, and child protection and courts. In this role she covers all related budget and policy issues

Nancy is a lobbyist and is President of Summit Government Affairs Consulting. She has been practicing for over thirty years in various areas of advocacy on health and human services.  She provides MICA direct client representation, legislative analysis, and project coordination and management.


612-747-7242 (cell)

612-291-1900 (office)


Steve_Novak.jpg  Steven Novak, Transportation Liaison

Steve is MICA’s liaison for transportation and transit issues, including both operating and capital budget and policy matters.

Steve has a deep understanding of Minnesota public policy and political systems, having served in the Minnesota Legislature as a State Representative and State Senator, as well as having extensive experience in Minnesota county administration.


763-458-8232 (cell)