Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides oversight for the preparation of the agency budget and work program, provides recommendations on legislative proposals and agency policies, and sets the Board of Directors agenda. Recommendations of the Executive Committee are forwarded to the Board of Directors for action.  

The Executive Committee meetings are generally held at 9 a.m. on the second Friday of the month for approximately one hour. 

Staff contact: Ariana Galvan, 619.699.1977, ariana.galvan@sandag.org


The Executive Committee is composed of six voting members that represent East County, North County Coastal, North County Inland, South County, the City of San Diego, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The SANDAG Chair is one of the six voting members. The SANDAG Vice Chair is also on the committee if they represent a different region than the Chair.

Nora Vargas, Chair, County of San Diego
(Alternate) Terra Lawson-Remer, Supervisor, County of San Diego (Chair, Regional Planning Committee)

Sean Elo-Rivera, Vice Chair, Council President, City of San Diego
(Alternate) Vivian Moreno, Councilmember, City of San Diego 
(Alternate) Marni von Wilpert, Councilmember, City of San Diego 

Lesa Heebner, Second Vice Chair, Mayor, City of Solana Beach
(Alternate) Melanie Burkholder, Councilmember, City of Carlsbad
(Representing North County Coastal)

Rebecca Jones, Mayor, City of San Marcos 
(Alternate) Steve Vaus, Mayor, City of Poway 
(Representing North County Inland) 

Raquel Vasquez, Mayor, City of Lemon Grove 
(Alternate) Jack Shu, Councilmember, City of La Mesa
(Representing East County) 

Andrea Cardenas, Councilmember, City of Chula Vista
(Alternate) John Duncan, Councilmember, City of Coronado
(Representing South County)

Jack Shu, Councilmember, City of La Mesa 
(Chair, Transportation Committee)

Jose Rodriguez, Councilmember, City of National City 
(Chair, Public Safety Committee)

Matthew Leyba-Gonzalez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Imperial 
(Chair, Borders Committee)

Hon. David Zito, Councilmember, City of Solana Beach
(Chair, Audit Committee)

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