Government Relations & Public Affairs Committee

Overview

Government Relations and Public Affairs Committee

Summary: Eleven committee members appointed by the chair to consider state and federal advocacy, news media, outreach, and other activities related to external affairs and administrative activities such as human resources, audits, the budget, and the Overall Work Program. (Meets monthly or as needed)

SACOG’s Government Relations and Public Affairs Committee recommend action by the Board of Directors on the following topics:

  • State and Federal Legislation
  • Interagency Affairs
  • News Media
  • Community Outreach

Advisory Committees

The Board has established a number of advisory committees as a means of obtaining advice from citizens, key interest groups in the community, and partner planning agencies on a variety of subjects.

SACOG seeks advice from local agencies on transportation and land use plan content and investment decisions. SACOG works not only with the agency staff, but with governing boards, technical committees, and advisory committees. These advisory committees typically include representatives of citizens’ advocacy groups, the private sector, major colleges and universities, transportation management professionals, and private citizens unaffiliated with any of the above groups. Committees are augmented, restructured, added to, or discharged from time to time based upon the issues and concerns faced by the Board. Currently, the advisory committees that report to the Government Relations & Public Affairs Committee are:

  • Planners Committee
  • Public Participation Committee
  • Regional Planning Partnership