Resource Management Plans: Why and How 

Resource Management Plan are a vital planning and budgeting tool that is successfully used for parks maintenance, recreation, urban forestry, facilities, utilities and fleet departments. Any agency that has assets they maintain can benefit from developing a Resource Management Plan. Learn from Regents with the Pacific Northwest Resource Management the benefits and uses of these plans, including how they can be used to support budget justifications and requests.

Learning objectives:

1) Clearly understand of what Resource Management Plan are and what information they contain
Learn how to use Resource Management Plans as a tool for planning maintenance tasks throughout a year and how much those tasks will cost
Discover how data from Resource Management Plans can be used effectively during the budget process or when looking at adding new assets to your existing system to justify budget request

Speaker Info:

Zachariah Collom, Contract Administrator, City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services
As a Contract Administrator at the City of Bellevue, Zachariah Collom develops, bids, evaluates, recommends for award and administers General Service, Professional Service and Public Works contracts and is a Project Manager for over $1.25 million in projects annually. While serving as the Interim Capital Projects Coordinator, he prepared, completed, and produced an annual capital renovation plan totally approximately $7 million. While at the City of Bellevue, Zachariah developed Resource Management Plans for 2 existing parks, as well as 5 new and proposed parks. Before joining Bellevue, he served the County of Calaveras in California as an Analyst developing the County Budget and managed the Facilities Department. Zachariah also serves as a Regent at the Pacific Northwest Resource Management School.


 Heath Uncapher, Maintenance Technician, Redmond Parks Operations

Since 2018, Heath Upcapher has worked in a wide variety of parks maintenance jobs at the City of Redmond. Redmond Park Operations places a high value on cross-training, so Heath has rotated through multiple different crews and has been able to work on the Turf Crew operating equipment to being involved in construction of new facilities and everything in between. Prior to working in Redmond, Heath has worked construction, served in Army obtaining the rank of Sergeant and worked for Homeland Security. In his spare time, Heath is a volunteer member of Snohomish County Search and Rescue where he serves on the Swiftwater and Helicopter Rescue teams. Heath also serves as a Regent at the Pacific Northwest Resource Management School.