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Government Brief

Supes name new director of Community Development Resource Agency

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Michael Johnson, who currently serves as Placer County’s planning director, has been named Community Development Resource Agency director. In closed session Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors confirmed the appointment made by County Executive Officer Thomas Miller. Johnson succeeds John Marin, who is retiring from the county. Johnson currently serves as Planning Department director, a post that will not be refilled at this time. Prior to coming to Placer County in 2005, he held planning positions in Folsom from 1997 to 2005, and also served in the cities of Fremont and Merced. He has also worked as a land-use planner, manager and environmental planner for private firms, and has been a planner for the San Luis Obispo County Land Conservancy.