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Tryon Governmental Consulting, Inc.

Legislative, Governmental and Public Policy Consulting

Michael W. Tryon

Michael W. Tryon

Michael Tryon is a former member of the Illinois House of Representatives and is a president of John A. Raber & Associates, an environmental consulting firm. He is also the president of Tryon Governmental Consulting, where he represents and advocates for associations, individuals and companies on public policy and environmental issues. Current clients include Village of Algonquin, Nature’s Grace & Wellness, the Illinois Association of Wastewater agencies, Borrego Solar and the National Dry Cleaning Institute.

Michael Tryon’s tenure in the Illinois General Assembly began when he was elected to the House of Representatives in November of 2004. He served as a member and Republican spokesperson for several different House committees, including the Environment Committee and the Renewable Energy & Sustainability Committees. For his final four years in the House of Representatives, he served as Assistant Minority Leader under the House Minority Leader. He retired from the House of Representatives in 2016 after ushering 70 bills into law as the Chief House Sponsor and an additional 54 resolutions that are all now part of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.

Michael Tryon’s public service in governance started when he became a member of the McHenry County Board in 1989. In 1998 he was elected unanimously by his colleagues on the county board to serve as their chairman. He served as McHenry County Board Chairman until his election to the State Legislature in November, 2004.

As a lawmaker, Representative Tryon was honored with many awards and recognitions, including the Champion of Free Enterprise Award, the Environmental Council Award, the Outstanding Environmental Leadership Award, the Friend of Agriculture Award and the Legislator of the Year Award from the Staffing Services Association of Illinois, from the IL Public Health Association, and from the IL Association of Community Mental Health Authorities.

Representative Tryon was born in Terra Haute, Indiana, on July 31, 1955. He graduated from North Vigo High School in 1973 and from Indiana State University in 1978 with a degree in Environmental Health Science. He is married to his wife Cathy, and together they have three adult children. Contact us at 815-344-4020.