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James M


Occupation: Self-Employed

Occupational Background: J.V. Michael & Associates, 1988 – Present, Owner; business includes commercial real estate, Sports and Event Management, business strategic planning & consulting. Program Management, 1970-1987 - Responsible for management forecasting (Pert/Gantt), budgeting, cost variance analysis, and manpower allocation.

Educational Background: Tulane University – 2003, MBA - A.B. Freeman School of Business certificate; University of San Francisco – 1980, B.S. Business, Organizational Development; Kaplan University – 2007, Wealth Management Specialist; University of Santa Clara – 1982, Executive Management Program

Prior Governmental Experience: 1965-1987: US Naval Security Group Activity – 1965-69; Department of Defense Industry: Program management, developed policies and procedures, conducted briefings, formulated plans for completion of projects; Consumer Electronics Industry: Manager of Technical Services, responsible for negotiating with the Irish government to establish a prototype lab in Ireland for early software release to the European markets.

Personal: Wife Virginia; 3 children, 8 grandchildren. Born, Portland, Oregon, lived in the Klamath Basin for 20 years.

Community Involvement: Member of the Klamath County Budget Committee, Past -Member Klamath Tourism Board, Past- President of Klamath Falls Shrine Club, Shrine Hospital representative for patient liaison for Klamath County.


I support the proposed Klamath County Charter and the positive changes it will afford our citizens. The charter calls for expanding the number of commissioners to five and hiring a professional administrator. By expanding the number of commissioners to five we will have improved representation by district, greater accountability, and more involvement in the process for our citizens. A professional administrator that is qualified to handle day to day management, personnel issues, and work with department heads will free the commissioners to perform their role in strategic planning and most important to spend time with the constituents working on issues of vital importance to our county. You now have a very important choice to make regarding the future direction of our county. Please, go to and read the entire proposed Klamath County Charter and decide for yourself.

(This information furnished by James M Caylor.)