89th Annual CCPCA Conference October 25-26, 2019 - Butte County

Fire and Water: Critical issues in planning for California's future

The 2019 annual conference will be held in Butte County, at downtown Chico's historic Hotel Diamond on Friday October 25, followed by the traditional Saturday Field Trip, and concluding with an evening banquet on the 26th.  As always, the conference will feature presentations by civic leaders, agency professionals, and planning experts on a variety of topics relevant to commissioners and planners throughout the state. 

This year marks the return of the "New Commissioner" training and discussion session, thanks to Tulare County assistant RMA director Mike Washam. The Friday conference presentations kickoff with a unique re-telling of the firestorm that engulfed Paradise, Calif. (November  8, 2018) by Cal Fire's Dave Russell, Incident Commander.

Day 2 Highlights: Bus tour of Paradise to see the scope of the devastation and also all the challenges of rebuilding. After lunch, the tour continues to Oroville Dam, the biggest dam in the U.S., and includes an overview and update on the State Water Project. The tour concludes with a visit to Sierra Nevada Brewery for a tasting and to hear how they used beer to raise millions for victims of the Paradise.  

Plan to attend what promises to be an outstanding event.  Registration information for the conference will be available soon.  A block of rooms has been set aside Thursday through Saturday nights at the Hotel Diamond for Commissioners, Planners, Students and other Interested Parties who wish to attend.  Please call 866-993-3100 for reservations and mention that you will be attending the CCPCA conference.

Remembering Compton Gault

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Compton James Gault Jr., 1944-2018
 Compton Gault graduated from Oakland High School and spent thirty-eight years serving in the United States Army, acheiving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Subsequent to his military career he held a position with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, and was appointed as a Planning Commissioner for the County of Alameda.  As a Commissioner he became involved in the CCPCA, contributing a great deal to our organization and was elected CCPCA President for the year 2004.  By 2007 he had retired and moved to Reno, Nevada with his wife and family, but he continued to be active with the CCPCA, assisting in the organization of our Conferences and conducting education sessions for New Commissioners in the Association.  Compton is fondly remembered for his always jovial, positive and caring attitude.  He passed away in Reno on February 16, 2018.