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Borders Committee

Borders Committee

The Borders Committee advises the Board of Directors on major interregional planning activities that impact the borders of the San Diego region. This includes Orange, Riverside, and Imperial Counties; the Republic of Mexico; and neighboring tribal nations. The preparation and implementation of SANDAG Binational, Interregional, and Tribal Liaison Planning programs are included under this purview. Recommendations of the Borders Committee are forwarded to the Board of Directors for action.  

The Borders Committee meetings are generally at 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month. 

Staff contact: Hector Vanegas, 619.699.1972,


The Borders Committee is composed of elected officials that represent the six areas of the region, as well as representatives from border agencies.

Chair Serge Dedina, Mayor, City of Imperial Beach
(Alternate) Bill Sandke, Councilmember, City of Coronado
Representing South County

Vice Chair Vivian Moreno, Councilmember, City of San Diego
(Alternate) Sean Elo-Rivera, Councilmember, City of San Diego

John Franklin, Councilmember, City of Vista 
(Alternate) John Mullin, Councilmember, City of Poway
Representing North County Inland

Dave Druker, Councilmember, City of Del Mar
(Alternate) Ryan Keim, Councilmember, City of Oceanside
Representing North County Coastal

Laura Koval, Councilmember, City of Santee
(Alternate) Jack Shu, Councilmember, City of La Mesa
Representing East County

Jesus Eduardo Escobar, Supervisor, Imperial County
(Alternate) Luis Plancarte, Supervisor, Imperial County

Joel Anderson, Supervisor, County of San Diego
(Alternate) Nora Vargas, Supervisor, County of San Diego

Gustavo Dallarda, District Director
(Alternate) Ann Fox
Caltrans District 11

Carlos González Gutiérrez 
(Alternate) Mario Figueroa/Natalia Figueroa
Representing Mexico

(Alternate) Jim Dahl
Representing Orange County

Crystal Ruiz, City of San Jacinto
(Alternate) Yxstian Gutierrez, City of Moreno Valley
Representing Riverside County COGs

Elsa Saxod
(Alternate) Jose Preciado
San Diego County Water Authority

Naresh Amatya
(Alternate) David Salgado
Southern California Association of Governments

Raymond Welch, Barona
(Alternate) Cody Martinez, Sycuan
Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association

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