Sam Magill, Associate Mediator with the Center for Collaborative Policy (CCP), joined CCP in May of 2007. Sam assists the Center’s senior/lead mediators and serves as the project coordinator for a variety of projects including the Long-Term Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, the Lower Yolo Bypass Planning Forum, and the Folsom Permanent Operations Study. He also serves as the lead facilitator for the Lower American River Task Force and the Fisheries and In Stream Habitat (FISH) Working Group.
Originally from Seattle, Sam moved to California in 1999 to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in politics. In 2004, he was accepted to the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship program where he worked as a legislative aide in the office of Assemblywoman Lois Wolk. During his time with the California Assembly, he worked on a number of issues including habitat protection and restoration, resources management and transportation. After leaving the legislature, Sam helped direct a statewide campaign for the 2006 election and worked for a local public affairs firm.