JP Patton


JP Patton leads the California Conservation Corps in our commitment to expand our reach to young adults and to protect California’s natural resources through environmentally focused work that makes California an even better place for all.

On November 1, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed JP to serve as the CCC Director. JP’s career with the CCC started in 2021 as a Deputy Director over Region 1. As Deputy Director, he supported multiple Northern California CCC centers all actively engaged in mission critical work of Corpsmember development, natural resource conservation, climate resilience, and emergency response.

JP graduated from New York University and served as a senior manager for many years in the world of outdoor recreation, outdoor education, people development and natural resource conservation.

As the Director of CCC, JP is passionate about increasing pathways to careers for the Corpsmember community; championing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and expanding the corps movement across the globe.