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2018 Speaker Series

2018 logo speaker seriesBoth the Great Recession and the unique recovery have made it clear that circumstances change, and the needs of our communities evolve over time, sometimes in ways that we struggle to anticipate. As a result, there is a need for the profession to plan for and manage these fast moving transformations. We must reimagine our communities to face these changes.

Click here to find out more about this exciting series.  Starts Friday, June 29th.

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April 3, 2017

END OF MARCH 2017 Newsletter


SVS 2016 AWARDS Nominations - Due APRIL 7a

Streamlined SVS APA Awards Application Now Available! Nominate innovative plans and projects; distinguished APA members, agencies, and firms; and planning achievements in the Sacramento Valley Section.

Applicants need only to submit one CD-ROM or Flash drive (or email the entire submittal) of the following items:

  • Completed application;
  • One page summary description;
  • Award criteria;
  • Letter(s) of support (optional, not required);
  • A digital copy of the project or plan or a link to a website; and
  • Five digital images.

Nominations for the APA SVS 2016 Planning Awards are due April 7, 2017. Materials received after this date will not be accepted and will not be returned.

Please visit for more information, or contact Awards Coordinators, Harriet Ross, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jessica Law at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Submit electronically, or send/drop off all application material to Jessica Law at Delta Stewardship Council, 980 9th Street, Suite 1500, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Descriptions of the following award categories can be found at the APA California Awards Program Policy: All awards submittals must be in compliance with the policy.

  • Opportunity and Empowerment
  • Comprehensive Planning: Large Jurisdiction (pop. 100,000+)
  • Comprehensive Planning: Small Jurisdiction (pop. less than 100,000)
  • Implementation: Large Jurisdiction (pop. 100,000+)
  • Implementation: Small Jurisdiction (pop. less than 100,000)
  • Innovation in Green Community Planning
  • Economic Planning and Development
  • Transportation Planning
  • Best Practices
  • Grassroots Initiative
  • Public Outreach
  • Urban Design
  • Planning Advocate
  • Planning Firm (private sector)
  • Planning Agency (public sector)
  • Emerging Planning and Design Firm
  • Advancing Diversity and Social Change
  • Academic
  • Communications Initiative
  • Hard-Won Victory
  • Planning Landmark
  • Planning Pioneer
  • Distinguished Service
  • Distinguished Contribution
  • Section Activity
  • Planner Emeritus Network (PEN)



Have you always wanted to serve as an Awards Juror for the SVS APA Awards Program? Now's your chance; the 5-person jury will be reviewing all award submittals, deliberating the merits of each submittal, and selecting a winner for each category. Award deliberations will be held on May 5, 2017 in Sacramento. Please send your resume to Jessica Law, Awards Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested. Nominations for Awards Jurors are due April 7, 2017.



 SACOG is hosting a day-long Workshop on Infill and Redevelopment Strategies.  Learn best practices for improving centers and corridors in rural and urban communities in order to create more walkable, livable, and resilient places, and meet the goals of the Sacramento Regional Blueprint and the Sustainable Communities Strategy. 

The program is organized by SACOG and Portland State University's Urban Sustainability Accelerator (USA), which has worked with a number of communities in the region.  Topics include:

  • National and regional trends in infill and redevelopment (and related demographic and real estate trends)
  • Progress and lessons learned by local communities in promoting infill and redevelopment
  • Infill and redevelopment in historic downtowns, on main streets, and along suburban commercial strip corridors
  • "Developer for a Day" - a workshop by Michele Reeves of Civilis Consulting
  • District revitalization: how to attract redevelopment and new infill
  • SACOG's infill and redevelopment initiatives, and plans for the future

Presenters include SACOG's new CEO James Corless, redevelopment consultant Michele Reeves of Civilis Consulting, and several others.  An agenda will be available soon.
Join other local government staff, elected officials, developers, business leaders, and non-profit leaders in this educational workshop, made possible by funding awarded to SACOG through the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC).
RSVP required, as there are a limited number of spaces for the event. To reserve a space and register (and communicate your lunch preferences) please contact Judy Walton at the Urban Sustainability Accelerator: 503-725-5839 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) 1415 L St, # 300
Cost:  $15 (for lunch) - payable at event



On March 16th, the SACOG Board of Directors launched the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Innovations Grant Program. The grant program will support new and measureable activities or programs that reduce single occupant car trips. The pre-application period ends April 17th. Interested agencies and organizations are encouraged to submit a one-page concept prior to submitting a full application. Please select the HERE for application details, timeline, and eligibility criteria.

Link - Call for Applications


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