The Sacramento Area Council of Governments inducted Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters as the 2011 SACOG Board Chair and Rocklin City Councilmember Peter Hill as Board Vice Chair at their regularly scheduled board meeting today.

Supervisor Peters will be Board Chair for the metropolitan planning organization with 31 board members representing six counties and the 22 cities within them.

SACOG provides transportation planning and funding for the greater Sacramento region, and serves as a public forum for innovative and integrated regional planning to preserve a high quality of life for communities in the region. In addition to long-range transportation planning, SACOG explores a range of issues, including land use, air quality, water, and rural sustainability. SACOG leads efforts to ensure the Sacramento region is competitive and receives its fair share of state and federal funding for infrastructure.

Supervisor Peters will also lead the board in preparing an update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for 2035, including a Sustainable Communities Strategy, which helps the region meet air quality goals through a comprehensive plan for housing, land use, and transportation. Under her leadership, SACOG will continue to develop the Rural-Urban Connections Strategy and implement the region’s Blueprint growth strategy, adopted in 2005.

In addition to the SACOG Board of Directors, Supervisor Peters has served District 3 on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors since 2005. She serves on a number of boards, including the Sacramento Transportation Authority, the Sacramento Area Flood Control Authority, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, and the Sacramento Public Library. Beyond her elected duties, she currently chairs the Leland Stanford Mansion Foundation and is a former Sacramento Metro Chamber Board Chair.