Michael McCormick, AICP, is a Senior Planner at the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency. Michael’s work at OPR, and previously with NOAA and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is focused at the nexus of high level climate change goals and local implementation. Michael was one of the leads on the new 2017 General Plan Guidelines, co-founded the California Adaptation Forum, founded the CivicSpark AmeriCorps Governors Initiative and was on the founding Board of Directors of the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation. Michael has a Bachelors in Sociology and Masters in Urban Regional Planning from Florida State University.