Michael Busha has lived in Southeast Florida for 33 years, raising four boys with his wife Pam. As a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, Michael has spent 28 years with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council—the last 15 years as its Executive Director. In this capacity Michael was principal author of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council’s landmark 1995 Strategic Regional Policy Plan for the Treasure Coast Region. His work with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council was awarded the first ever John Nolan Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Urban Redevelopment in Florida and the 2007 Driehaus Award for Form Based Codes. 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. The Audubon Society of the Everglades most recently named him Conservationist of the Year.
Michael speaks 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. Michael also serves as a board member on the Abacoa Partnership for Community and as President of the Treasure Coast Enterprise Fund, Inc.
In August 2010, Michael Busha was elected School Board Member in Martin County. Michael has served as a statutory designee on the Children’s Services Council of Martin County since 12/14/2010 because of his role as Martin County School Board Member.