Eric VonBerg, MRP
Director for Administration and Finance
Mr. VonBerg has 30 years of experience in land use, environmental, and transportation planning at the local, county, regional, and state levels with a focus on the San Joaquin Valley. His most recent responsibilities include managing Rincon’s Fresno office and leading Rincon’s planning and environmental services for the San Joaquin Valley. Current and completed projects include the award-winning Kerman General Plan Update, Background Report, and EIR; City of San Joaquin, Selma, and Reedley Zoning Code updates, Downtown Bakersfield Vision Plan PEIR, and Bakersfield General Plan Update Strategy. He serves as Contract Planner for the City of San Joaquin and Tehachapi, and provides CEQA services for Reedley, Tehachapi, and Merced County. He has worked both in the public sector and private sector during his career supporting and processing development projects. He is currently managing the REAP Housing project for MCTC, preparing CEQA for the Tulare and Merced Multi-jurisdictional housing elements, and working with the 13 smaller cities in Fresno County to provide planning and engineering services and programs under the Fresno COG Circuit Planning and Engineering Program.
His broader experience includes working on the City of Fresno General Plan adopted in 2014 as City staff, the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Integration Project, California High-Speed Rail, conversion of the last section of State Route 99 to freeway, and numerous other highway projects as a Senior Planner and Office Chief for Caltrans Central Region Environmental. He has served as a member of the Fresno COG RTP/SCS Roundtable and their Measure C Renewal Committee; and managed six San Joaquin Valley RTP/SCS EIRs over the last two approval cycles. Eric’s education includes a BA in Social Ecology from U.C. Irvine, a Masters in Regional Planning from UMASS Amherst, and one year abroad studying landscape planning at the University of Hannover, Germany. He also is a ski instructor at China Peak while there is snow to ski on.