STATE AND LOCAL EXPERIENCE
Michael is an active member of the California and Nevada Water Works Association and the American Water Works Association. AWWA & The California-Nevada Section of AWWA are two associations linked together by a common belief and a common passion: Safe and Reliable Drinking Water.
As a member of the Legislative Committee, Local Governmental Relations Committee and Property management Committee for the California Association of Realtors (CAR), Michael helped and observed in advancing public policy objectives in the California State Legislature in Sacramento, including sponsoring, supporting and opposing state legislation.
Michael monitored and supervised the state implementation of C.A.R. public policy in legislation and regulation, and he evaluated policy recommendations that arose in C.A.R.'s four public policy committees: Transaction and Regulatory, Taxation and Government Finance, Land Use and Environmental, and Housing. The Legislative Committee reports to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
A Palm Springs resident for almost two decades, Michael has volunteered as a yoga instructor for groups including Gilda’s Club Desert Cities, the Stroke Recovery Center, the Living Desert’s Zoo Camp and Happy Zoo Year, Lance Armstrong Foundation – Moving Through Cancer, and other organizations such as Safe-House of the Desert and Pegasus Riding Academy for the Handicapped.
Michael has produced, directed, and authored two yoga DVDs Healing Yoga, and Zoo Yoga, many of which have been donated to help promote fitness and wellness for both children and adults.
BOARDS & COMMITTEES:
Office on the Aging/Advisory Council – Riverside – Palm Desert
GSA High School and PFLA events
WRE Charitable Giving Foundation
Desert Outreach Foundation – Advisory Board Member
Greater Palm Springs Pride – Advisory Board Member
Equality California – Advisory Board Member
Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
California Association of Realtors Member
National Association of Realtors – member
Southern California columnist and writer
2011 Elect Michael Paduano for Desert Water Agency Board of Directors