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
Presidents Message February 2015

karen kempe

A Message from our Chapter President… ”The Bubble”

I once heard a speaker say, “Raise your hand if you know someone.” The audience responded, “Someone…who?” The speaker replied, “Anyone.” It took a minute for that to sink in. His point was that we are all connected to other people, for various reasons and to varying degrees, but we are not wholly self-sufficient, able to live in a bubble without human contact. Isn’t that cool? We have both an obligation and a fantastic opportunity to improve the lives of the people with whom we interact every day, and as a result, improve our own lives also. This month’s Fresno dinner meeting speakers, Tony Miranda and Rick O’Daniel, work for Habitat for Humanity. They will share how project management helps them to achieve Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

There are a lot of initiatives and events happening now with our chapter. The short list is as follows. Check the website for details.

  • Fresno Dinner Meeetins
  • Bakersfield Dinner Meetings
  • Academic Forum
  • Healthcare Forum
  • PMP Exam Prep Course
  • The Second Annual Valley Project Management Symposium

On a final note, I want to say that there are certain benefits to being a chapter member and from attending our events. Many benefits are intangible. Some benefits are tangible. Two of our members recently attained jobs that they wanted as a result of networking with us. Now, leave your bubble and set forth with the goal of making the world a better place to be and see what happens.




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.