2024 Regional Conference & General Assembly

Join elected officials, policy makers and business, community and civic leaders from across Southern California at SCAG’s 59th annual Regional Conference and General Assembly on May 2-3 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert.

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Innovating for a Better Tomorrow

SCAG is the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 191 cities and 19 million residents. SCAG undertakes a variety of planning and policy initiatives to encourage a more sustainable Southern California.

Connect SoCal 2024

Connect SoCal 2024, SoCal’s long-range Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, is now adopted. Get involved in making this plan a reality. Sign up for updates. 

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Regional Early Action Planning Grants of 2021 – REAP 2.0

SCAG will use advance funding to deploy an outreach and engagement strategy and develop programs to disperse funds throughout the region in support of transformative planning that promotes the core program objectives of REAP 2.0.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness

SCAG is working to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion through policies, programs, and partnerships with other agencies and institutions for the benefit of all those that call Southern California home.

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Executive Administration Committee

The Executive/ Administration Committee is responsible for developing policy recommendations to the Regional Council on administration, human resources, budgets, finance, operations, communications, or any other matter specifically referred to the Committee by the Regional Council.

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Regional Council

The Regional Council is the governing board of SCAG and consists of 86 elected officials representing 191 cities, six counties, county transportation commissions, transportation corridor agencies, tribal governments and air districts in Southern California.

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General Assembly – Annual Business Meeting

SCAG convenes the General Assembly to bring together the official representatives of SCAG’s membership and help set the agency’s course for the coming year.

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UCLA Luskin Summit 2024: Transformative Action

Save the date for the 6th Annual Luskin Summit, taking place on the UCLA campus on Apr. 17, 2024! Panel topics include “Elections and Governance,” “Climate Resiliency” and “Equity in Transportation.” The event will also feature the release of the annual quality-of-life survey conducted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Learn more about the event at the UCLA Luskin Summit website.

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Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference & Expo

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo offers the most comprehensive conference, exposition and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. We deliver premium networking and educational opportunities with a keen focus on city leaders and their priorities. Working closely with the technology community, we bring together the largest collection of intelligent systems providers for energy, infrastructure, networks, data management, urban mobility, citizen engagement and governance solutions.

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California Contract Cities Association Annual Municipal Seminar

The California Contract Cities Association 2024 Annual Municipal Seminar will be May 16-19 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells.

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2024 Climate Leadership Conference

The annual Climate Leadership Conference is North America’s premier event dedicated to addressing the climate crisis through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Hosted by The Climate Registry, the conference brings together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community to explore energy and climate solutions and opportunities, and to showcase climate leadership.

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Memorial Day

SCAG Offices Are Closed

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APTA 2024 Rail Conference

For all rail modes — urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity — this technical conference features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more. Experience the latest industry advances at the Products & Services Showcase and join the technical tours.

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2024 California Air Quality Awards

The Coalition for Clean Air has presented its highest honors to California’s leading policy-makers, business leaders and advocates at its annual California Air Quality Awards. For the past 20 years, the Awards have been the place to network, honor and connect with like-minded people who are leading the charge for improved air quality and lower climate emissions.

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WRCOG General Assembly and Leadership Address

WRCOG is governed by a General Assembly comprised of elected representatives from each of WRCOG’s voting member agencies. The General Assembly meets annually to elect new leadership, adopt the agency budget, and conduct other business as necessary.

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NARC Annual Conference and Exhibition

The NARC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the largest national event focused on promoting effective regional cooperation and solutions through interaction and education.

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Sustainable & Resilient Communities / Natural & Farm Lands Conservation Working Groups (Joint Meeting)

SCAG staff will review next steps for the implementation of Connect SoCal 2024 land use strategies, provide an update on the SoCal Greenprint and present recent water resilience research.

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Scholarship Committee

The SCAG Scholarship Committee was formed by the Regional Council to evaluate submitted applications for the SCAG Scholarship Program, the purpose of which is to provide financial support to a select group of high school and community college students, particularly those interested in pursuing planning and/or public service-related careers.

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Legislative/Communications and Membership Committee

The Legislative/Communications and Membership Committee provides guidance and recommendations to the Regional Council regarding legislative matters impacting the region, policy direction on SCAG’s communications strategy, outreach, issues and materials, SCAG membership benefits and sponsorship opportunities.

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Housing Working Group

SCAG will convene its ninth Housing Working Group meeting to engage stakeholders on several housing-related priorities. The input and discussions from this working group will inform the development of SCAG’s housing program and resources provided to local jurisdictions, shape regional policies for consideration in Connect SoCal, and inform legislative proposals.

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Transportation Conformity Working Group

The Transportation Conformity Working (TCWG) is a forum to support interagency coordination to maintain transportation conformity and help improve air quality in Southern California.

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Environmental Justice Tools For Local Planning

Join us for a Toolbox Tuesday focused on resources to incorporate environmental justice in local planning to meet the state of California’s Senate Bill (SB) 1000 requirements to incorporate environmental justice elements (or a related set of goals, policies and actions) in general plans.

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Aviation Technical Advisory Committee

The Aviation Technical Advisory Committee is a group of aviation professionals who meet in an effort to provide SCAG with technical and professional expertise on regional aviation issues.

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Executive Director’s Monthly Report, April 2024

The April 2024 Executive Director’s Report covers the agency’s major activities, key programs, and accomplishments over the past month.

SCAG ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE UPDATE

First Quarter, 2024

SCAG’s Economic Roundtable met for its first 2024 quarterly discussion on the state of the regional economy.