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SANDAG Board votes to begin nationwide search for new Executive Director

September 8, 2017 - The SANDAG Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday morning to engage an executive search firm to launch a nationwide effort to find a new executive director to run the agency.
Former Executive Director Gary Gallegos, who had led SANDAG since 2001, retired in August.
“Our intention is to bring on an executive search firm to assist our Board to conduct a nationwide search and identify the best person possible to lead this important regional agency,” said SANDAG Chair and County Supervisor Ron Roberts. “While we will act as quickly as possible, it’s important that the process include extensive input from diverse communities around the county, stakeholders, and every member of the Board of Directors.”
The Board directed SANDAG staff to begin the process of hiring an executive search firm to conduct the recruitment, including seeking out candidates, interacting with the Board, and managing a public input process to gather feedback.
At a future meeting, a Board subcommittee will be appointed to: oversee the process of bringing on the search firm; manage the recruitment; and bring recommendations to the full Board.

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