James Corless
Executive Director

James Corless is the executive director of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). He has led the creation of a national model to accelerate infill development through the region’s innovative “Green Means Go” program, the development of a 1,000 mile regional trails vision to provide more active transportation options, helped the region secure over $1 billion in state funding for local transportation projects, and spearheaded the initiation of Civic Lab, the region’s first government solutions accelerator.