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Subcommittee appointed to oversee SANDAG Executive Director recruitment

September 22, 2017 – On Friday, a subcommittee of the SANDAG Board of Directors was appointed to oversee the process of finding a new executive director to run the agency.

The subcommittee will work together with SANDAG Vice Chair Terry Sinnott to manage the nationwide recruitment and bring ecommendations to the full SANDAG Board.

The subregional subcommittee representatives are:

o North County Coastal – Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear
o North County Inland – Escondido Mayor Sam Abed
o East County – Santee Mayor John Minto
o South County – Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas
o City of San Diego – Mayor Kevin Falconer
o County of San Diego – Supervisor Greg Cox

“The Executive Director Recruitment Subcommittee is expected to meet within the next couple weeks to get this process started,” said SANDAG Chair and County Supervisor Ron Roberts. “They also will provide the Board with periodic status updates as they make progress.”

At its September 8, 2017, meeting, the SANDAG Board agreed to move forward with conducting the recruitment after former Executive Director Gary Gallegos, who had led SANDAG since 2001, retired in August.

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