Miah Michaelsen serves as the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts for the City of Bloomington. Michaelsen’s responsibilities include leading management of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD), serving as a liaison with the City’s Arts Commission, working with artists and community arts organizations to promote the arts as economic development, and coordinating public arts projects along the City’s B-Line Trail and throughout Bloomington. Previous to her position with the City, Michaelsen was Executive Director of the Bloomington Area Arts Council. Before relocating to Bloomington, Michaelsen held executive positions at the Children’s Hands-On Museum, the Kentucky Museum Association and Festival of the Arts and Theater Tuscaloosa all in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She currently serves on the boards of Visit Bloomington and Indiana Artisan. Michaelsen is a native of Arkansas and still has trouble adjusting to Midwestern winters.