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‘Mike” Nearman joined the California Building Standards Commission in 2000. He served as an Architectural Associate until he was named Deputy Executive Director in December 2011.


For more than a decade, Mike has been intricately involved in California’s code development and approval processes. He has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge concerning California’s building codes and regulatory rulemaking practices. He has been and remains a key contributor to the development and maintenance of CALGreen, California’s first-in-the-nation Green Building Standards Code.


Mike joined the commission with many years of private sector experience with large architectural firms. He was routinely a job captain or project manager on both commercial and residential projects, managing both the workforce and construction aspects.


The son of a naval officer, Mike was born in the state of Virginia and lived in several areas of the country before his family settled in California. With brief periods in Long Beach and Alameda his parents ultimately established a home in Marin. Mike pursued his education in the Sacramento region and stayed. He is a dedicated family man and an avid sportsman, something he shares with his two sons. Mike lives with his wife of 25 years and their two boys in Elk Grove, California.