About Us


The Central Coast Human Resource Association (CCHRA) is a local 501(c)6 non-profit association serving California’s central coast HR professionals with members throughout Monterey County and surrounding communities. CCHRA brings HR professionals together to help them stay abreast of ever-changing employment legislation, network with colleagues, and provide a forum for exchanging information about the most up-to-date trends and ideas used in HR management today.

Who We Are/History

The Central Coast Human Resource Association (CCHRA) is a local, nonprofit organization serving California's Central Coast HR professionals with members from the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas, and surrounding communities. The Central Coast Human Resource Association began (chartered in 1982) as the Central Coast Personnel Network (CCPN). Later, our name changed to the Central Coast Human Resource Association, or CCHRA, to better reflect the goals and objectives of the organization. CCHRA is a local chapter of the national organization, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and we have been awarded the status of a SHRM “Superior Merit” Chapter.


Provide human resource professionals with opportunities for education, support, and growth through program meetings, exchange of information, resource sharing, and other related activities.  Promote continuous learning of human resource best practices and concepts as well as human resource certification.