Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui

SACOG Salutes! Award Winner Bill Hughes Elected Official of the Year

Congresswoman Matsui recognizes that the viability of our rural areas is key to the success of the entire region. With her leadership, the Sacramento River Watershed was named a priority area for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Water Enhancement Program. This has allowed over $1 million from the USDA to be allocated to projects in the Sacramento Valley, resulting in ground and surface water conservation and improved water quality on agricultural lands. A longtime supporter of the Blueprint, Congresswoman Matsui readily seeks sustainable land-use and transportation solutions, and has supported smart growth, livable communities, complete streets, improved air quality, clean technology and local businesses.