Associate CCPCA Member and Presenter

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.