Welcome to the Chapter

The California Central Valley Chapter was chartered in December 2010 and is part of PMI Region 7, an area that covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico. We are the 18th PMI Chapter chartered in Region 7. We cover the geographic area denoted by the following zip code prefixes: 936, 937, 938, and 961.
The primary focus of the California Central Valley Chapter is to advance the capability of its members to practice their profession of project management for the benefit of other project managers, themselves, and for whom they do project management work while building professional relationships in a fun and learning environment. Our vision embraces, values, applies, and attributes its success to professional project management leadership and practices.


The Chapter's mission is to promote project management as a profession to the community by:

  • Providing a forum for exchanging project management knowledge & expertise
  • Creating networking opportunities
  • Supporting professional development
  • Advocating PM excellence
  • Recognizing PM success in achieving results
  • Supporting current and new PM forums


Upcoming Events

Mar 11, 2015
Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location: DeVry University

Mar 11, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Fresno State University Business Center

Mar 19, 2015
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Caltrans Manchester Mall Office

Apr 6, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Time: 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Fresno State University Business Center
March Chapter Dinner Meeting

"Asked to Step in and Lead a Project Gone Bad? – A Case History that may help you not only Survive, but Succeed”Mike Tovar

This presentation is a case history of a planned 4-year, $130 million construction project that was into its tenth year of construction. The client was under a court order to complete the work by a specific date or face multi-million dollar fines. The relationships between the four prime contractors; the Client’s operations, project management and construction management teams; and designers had turned toxic. Progress had slowed to a crawl with construction forecasted to continue for another 4 years; at least 2 years later than the court order consent decree date. CH2M HILL was asked to step in and support the client to drive the project to a completion status that satisfied the courts, brought some sense of cooperation amongst all the players, and avoided potential litigation from the environmental community.

Mike Tovar is a Sr. Project Manager with CH2M HILL, a global engineering and construction company. Mike’s career of 30+ years has been primarily in the delivery of public infrastructure projects such as hydropower generation, water & wastewater facilities, and industrial facilities.Read More




The Board of Directors and all of the members of the PMI-CCVC wish to thank each of the Chapter sponsors for their continued support of the organization and their recognition of the importance of project management in the Country.

To find out more about how your organization can become a chapter sponsor, and learn how you can benefit from sponsorship, please contact our VP of Marketing.