Community Development Director
Professional planning veteran Pam Johns brings more than 25 years of public and private sector experience to the City of Folsom’s Community Development Department, where she began her career in city government in 1993.
Johns manages the operations of the Community Development Department, and oversees planning, engineering, and building safety operations. She manages current and future development initiatives, and serves as an advisor to the Folsom Planning Commission.
Johns previously led the planning practice for the west region as an associate vice president at Michael Baker International (previously Pacific Municipal Consultants), a global engineering and planning firm. Johns managed staff, business operations, and client projects throughout California and the western United States for Michael Baker International for 16 years. Her projects include the Chico General Plan Update, Santa Rosa North Station Area Plan, and San Luis Obispo Downtown Plan Update.
Johns holds a bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and studied urban design at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
The Community Development Department's mission is to provide a progressive, responsive, clear, and timely development process that focuses on the public interest and results in a balanced, sustainable community.