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SACOG Salutes! Award Categories

SACOG Salutes! began in 1999 in an effort to recognize outstanding and innovative land-use, transportation and air quality planning, programs and activism throughout the six-county SACOG region.

Following are the eight categories for the SACOG Salutes

  • Bill Hughes Elected Official Award
  • Blueprint Excellence Award
  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Employee of the Year Award
  • Mary Brill Youth Excellence Award
  • Regional Business of the Year Award
  • Regional Organization of the Year Award
  • Regional Project of the Year Award

SACOG Board of Directors Approves $31.3 Million in Green Means Go Grants
Funding supports efforts to accelerate infill housing in existing communities

Announcement: March 16, 2023

The SACOG Board of Directors has approved $31.3 million in planning and capital infrastructure funding to support infill housing development throughout the Sacramento region. This funding builds off $3.2 million in grants in November 2022 to jumpstart infill housing through five ‘Early Activation’ awards.

Together, the $34.5 million in awards completes the first ever Green Means Go funding program.


SACOG is Seeking a Principal Planner to Manage the Update and Implementation of the Blueprint
Apply by April 14, 2023

SACOG is looking for a Principal Planner to manage the agency’s regional update and subsequent implementation of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy, also known as the Blueprint. The Blueprint program is SACOG’s flagship project focused on advancing regional goals around racial and socioeconomic equity, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability. 


Sacramento Region Received Historic Funding Award for Active Transportation Projects
The California Transportation Commission awarded $83 million to eight local projects

During the last round of Active Transportation Program funding awards from the California Transportation Commission, the region was awarded $83 million for eight projects that improve walking and biking options for community members. This is the largest award the region has seen since the program began nearly 10 years ago.


SACOG Swears in Board Leadership for 2023

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Board of Directors has elected County of Sacramento Supervisor Patrick Kennedy as the board chair and City of Placerville Mayor Michael Saragosa, as the board vice chair. They were sworn in during the first board meeting of the year on January 19, 2023.


It’s Time to Put Racial Equity into Action
Introducing SACOG’s Racial Equity Action Plan to create a more inclusive region and agency

The last two years have been a journey of listening, learning, and understanding of SACOG’s role in advancing racial equity in the Sacramento region. While there are still a lot of lessons to uncover, the agency has committed to doing things differently with the Racial Equity Action Plan, adopted by the Board of Directors in October 2022.


Watch Now: Panel on Attainable Housing in Commercial Corridors
ULI final report on Sacramento County corridors also now available

SACOG and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) partnered with Sacramento County and the City of Folsom in preparing a weeklong Advisory Services Panel centered on accelerating housing along suburban commercial corridors.


Statement From SACOG on Recent Measure A Campaign Literature

October 26, 2022: Recent literature describing the benefits of Measure A, the Sacramento County Transportation Sales Tax Measure on the ballot in Sacramento County, includes a reference to the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and mischaracterizes our agency’s analysis on the climate and greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of the measure that we released in May 2022.


ZEV Deployment Strategy Is the Beginning of Big Lift for Clean Mobility
Plan sets up the region for a clean future and to be more competitive for funding

The new clean air vehicle landscape is starting to take shape. By 2035, all new cars and light trucks sold in California will be zero emission vehicles, and transit agencies aren’t far behind with a 2040 deadline to transition. Plans are in motion to ensure the region has the infrastructure and funding to support it.