Michael Libbie is a marketing expert, broadcaster, writer, public speaker, and business owner. He has helped hundreds of non-profit and for-profit corporations better market their products and services through Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. Libbie is the founder and host of Insight on Business the News Hour which can be heard daily in podcast form as well as The Business Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. He also served as the Executive Director of the Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce. Libbie is an international public speaker on topics such as effective communication, podcasting for business, and marketing. He has both run for public office and managed two political campaigns, one for the U.S. Congress.
Michael Libbie was inspired to run for City Council after meeting then Vice President Biden several years ago following the death of his mother. The two discussed grief (President Biden had recently lost his son Beau to brain cancer following the death of his first wife and infant daughter in a vehicle accident years earlier). President Biden said, "Michael the very best way you can honor the memory of your dear mother is to always, in every way, do good for others. It is never a bad time to do good."
His desire to serve is predicated on that and the last line of the Jaycee Creed, "service to humanity is the best work of life.”
Libbie has also been the spiritual leader of the Jewish Congregation of Mason City – Adas Israel - for the past 30 years. Married, Michael is the husband of Georgie and they have three children and six grandchildren.
Councilmember Libbie's term expires in January 2026.