Michael P. Cass
Michael P. Cass is an experienced land use planner with over 18 years' experience in the public and non-profit sectors. Cass is the Director of the APA California Chapter – Northern Section (2023-2024) and has previously served as director-elect (2021-2022), treasurer (2019-2021), and East Bay regional activity coordinator (2018-2019). Professionally, he is the Planning Manager for the City of Martinez. Before Martinez, Cass was principal planner for the City of Dublin (2019-2022), principal planner of long-range and sustainability policy for the City of Concord (2016-2019), and planner for the City of Lafayette (2004-2016). He holds a BA in communication from St. Mary’s College of California and a certificate in land use and environmental planning from UC Davis Extension. Cass also serves as an advisory board member for Sustainable Contra Costa.