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Mr. Michael J. Busha

Wrong Michael J. Busha?

Executive Director

Phone: (407) ***-****  
The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
421 SW Camden Avenue
Stuart , Florida 34994
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Associate of Science , Marine Environmental Science
    Cape May County Vocational School
  • Bachelor of Science , Environmental Technology
    Florida Institute of Technology
  • Masters of Business Administration
    Florida Institute of Technology
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Web References
The Partnership [cached]
Michael Busha, Executive Director TCRPC Office: 772-221-4060
An Overview of New Urbanism in South Florida - Congress For The New Urbanism Florida Chapter [cached]
Those interviewed included Michael Busha, Dan Cary, Jaime Correa, Robert Davis, John M. DeGrove, Victor Dover, Neisen Kasdin, Peter Katz, James F. Murley, Erick Valle, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.
This practice continues today under the leadership of TCRPC's current Executive Director, Michael Busha.
Also in 1995, the TCRPC under the leadership of newly appointed Executive Director Michael Busha adopted the first regional plan, The Strategic Regional Policy Plan, based entirely on New Urbanism principles.
"New Urbanism is the operating system for Smart Growth in South Florida," said Michael Busha.
Speakers | CNU 20: The New World - May 9-12, 2012 West Palm Beach, FL [cached]
Michael Busha, Executive Director, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Michael has lived in Southeast Florida for 33 years, raising four boys with his wife Pam. A graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, he has spent 30 years with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council--the last 17 as its Executive Director. In this capacity he was principal author of Council's landmark 1995 Strategic Regional Policy Plan for the Treasure Coast Region which is the regional planning council's business and investment plan for the Region's economy and the environment.
Michael has spoken from coast to coast on the topics of economic development, the land use/transportation connection, Florida's growth management system and growth management strategies to support the co-existence of agriculture and development in the countryside.
In 2007, Michael received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Public Service from the Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was recently selected by the Florida AIA as the first ever public board member to the Florida AIA Board of Directors. Michael was recently named Conservationist of the Year by the Audubon Society of the Everglades and was the 2011 recipient of the Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida AIA. He serves as a board member on the Abacoa Partnership for Community and as President of the Treasure Coast Enterprise Fund, Inc. In August 2010, he was elected to the Martin County School Board.
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Michael Busha, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC), opined on the Becker Holding application for the 2,823-acre Hobe Grove Development of Regional Impact (DRI).
Busha reportedly said the project's application was "one of the most complete and coherent DRI master plans series ever submitted. Is it part of the TCRPC exec's job description to rank applications publicly, and to promote the one he likes best the way it supposedly crossed every "t" and dotted every "i"?
Other governmental agencies, more concerned with essential insufficiencies in the application, apparently beg to differ with Busha. A 70-page sufficiency letter from Stuart, Jupiter Island, Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Martin County, South Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Transportation expressed concerns about matters not adequately covered in the application. Perhaps those matters fell into a bureaucratic black hole for Busha.
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Michael Busha, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC), thought it would be a good idea "for those of us in local leadership positions to discuss together what key issues are essential to our community and, if we could tell our legislative leadership what are the top two or three concerns, what they would be."
That's not a bad idea in itself, but when we saw whom he selected as representing "local leadership," it became clear that to Busha only a narrow segment of the real leadership is included in his foggy notion. Of eight "leaders" invited to participate, four are government staff employees, two are from a government supported business organization, one is an exec of a private business association, and one is an elected official. Busha is also a newly elected School Board member, but this project and its invitees are not approved by that body.
Michael J. Busha, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Exec
NOTE: There is not one elected county or municipal commissioner on Busha's list, not from Martin, Stuart, Jupiter Island, Sewall's Point, or Ocean Breeze. To the bureaucratic mindset, elected officials may not rank high, but they certainly are a prime part of our leadership..
Nor is there any representation of the diverse segments of our community that constitute much of the real "local leadership. Here is a partial listing of those ignored by Busha, in addition to elected commissioners:
It may be recalled that Busha gave this unsolicited praise about Hobe Grove DRI: It is "one of the most complete and coherent DRI master plans series ever submitted.
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