Mike Elam was appointed in by the County Executive in April 2013 to serve District 3 on the St. Charles County Council. The seat was vacated by Nancy Matheny, who stepped down in March of that year. He has twice been voted Chairman of the St Charles County Council.
Mike grew up in Berryville, Ark., and moved to the St. Louis area in 1989. He is a graduate of Lindenwood University and served in the Naval Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman.
Since moving to St. Charles County in 1992, Mike has become an active member of the community and has served on the boards of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries, the Barnes Jewish St. Peters/Progress West Hospital Foundation, and the St. Charles County Businessmen's Prayer Breakfast. He is a Past President of the St. Charles Noonday Rotary Club, Assistant Governor of five Rotary clubs in St. Charles County, and is a current member of three area Chambers of Commerce and the St. Charles Sunrise Rotary Club.
Mike serves as an emcee for many non-profit and community events and has earned the nickname “The Voice of St. Charles.” He is a two-time winner of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for Best Male Voice in St. Louis. He was named as the 2019 Person of the Year by the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries, received the 2019 President’s Award from the St. Charles County Association of Realtors, and was recognized as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year by Community Living, Inc.
Mike is Director of North American Sales for Masterclock, Inc., headquartered in St. Charles. A resident of Dardenne Prairie, he has been married to his wife, Jennifer, since 1991. They have three children – Jon, Josh and Megan.