Mike Koehler


Mike Koehler, Communications Director

Mike is a newcomer to the world of nonprofits, but prides himself on being an agent of change. 

 He joined the Vision Long Island team as communications director in 2013, breathing new life into Smart Talk – Vision’s weekly e-newsletter – and spreading the organization’s Smart Growth mission to the public.

 Prior to Vision, Mike spent seven years uncovering the truth in the Town of Huntington with Long Islander Newspapers. In addition to thousands of published clips on everything from murders to school budgets, he edited co-workers’ stories and managed interns. He learned about Friends of Long Island and Lindy Manpower through Vision, helping them gut Sandy-damaged houses.

 A mutt of the northeast growing up, Mike now calls Babylon home. He graduated C.W. Post with a degree in journalism and minor in broadcasting in 2006.