Associate CCPCA Member

May 5, 2017, Visalia, CA
Oct. 25, 2019, Chico, CA
Oct. 15, 2021, Eureka, CA
Oct.4 2024, San Luis Obispo, CA

Michael Washam


Associate Director, Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA)

Michael Washam has 37 years of private and public-sector experience, particularly in the areas of business, real estate, planning, development, and finance. During his tenure overseeing the Planning Branch at Tulare County, Michael brings a performance-based approach to strategic management, combined with a virtuous work ethic to help provide public service to the customers of the RMA


  • California Polytechnic University, Pomona – Finance, Real Estate and Law (FRL)
  • California State University – Urban and Regional Planning 
  • University of Oklahoma – Institute of Economic Development (OU IED)
  • California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) – ACE Certification 


Congratulations, You’re a Planning Commissioner ... Now What?

Although being a Planning Commissioner will always be challenging, learning some of the basics will make the challenge easier and more under- standable. Join in for an informal presentation covering the basics: Planning, Zoning and Subdivision law; the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); Planning Commission procedures; the authority and duties of the Planning Commission; Legal aspects of Planning Commission conduct; and Standards for Planning Commission decision-making.