Bill Hughes Elected Official Award
Bill Hughes was the driving force in the expansion of the SACOG Board, bringing voices from all of the region’s cities and counties to the table. He was a tremendous supporter of the Blueprint project and was chair of the SACOG Board at the time of his sudden passing in 2003. This category recognizes leadership excellence by an elected official* who has made a significant contribution to transportation, air quality improvement, or land-use planning in the Sacramento region at the local, state, regional, or federal level.
- Activities that promoted regional cooperation in the Sacramento region;
- Significant accomplishments and actions throughout tenure;
- Consensus building and public service; and
- Civic engagement activities, public education, policy recommendations and/or leadership that enhances smart growth, economic development, job creation, and social equity.