Due to the increasing concerns with the COVID-19 virus, the Executive Committee of the San Joaquin Council of Governments has decided to postpone 2020's  San Joaquin One Voice®

. Dates are being discussed for rescheduling in the Fall. Once the timing has been determined, we will reach out to you with the details.

SJCOG will continue to prepare for the trip. At its March 20 meeting, the Executive Committee recommended the full board adopt the One Voice® projects list. However, the March 26th SJCOG Board meeting has been postponed until April 16, at which the One Voice® priority projects and member agency project list is expected to be adopted.  

If requested, SJCOG will refund  the registration fees to those who have already paid to attend. If you would like to be refunded, please contact Kelly at bagley@sjcog.org. If you would like us to hold on to your payment until a reschedule date has been determined, we can do that as well. If, at that time, you are still not able to attend, we will issue the refund. 

We hope that everyone is staying safe and well during this time. We appreciate your understanding as these events unfold.

San Joaquin One Voice® is SJCOG’s legislative program for San Joaquin County promoting issues of regional significance to federal legislators and agencies through an annual trip to Washington, D.C. The purpose of the program is to support requests for funding new or amended legislation for issues and projects of regional significance to the San Joaquin region.

SJCOG is soliciting project requests for the 2020 San Joaquin One Voice® program.  Forms are available for download in the links below:

  1. One Voice Approach
  2. Successes
  3. Registration & Accomodations
  4. 2019 Trip 
The One Voice® approach is positively recognized and viewed as a means of helping our elected federal representatives to prioritize and shepherd needed projects through the federal budget process. 

Our efforts are positively recognized at the federal level and we have been encouraged to continue our collaborative approach and build upon the relationships and communications established with our federal representatives. 

Although Congress stopped earmarking funds in 2010, the federal government still distributes hundreds of billions of dollars through formula and discretionary programs. The San Joaquin One Voice® group takes this opportunity to receive counsel from legislators, legislative staff and the administration about the various federal programs and teach us how we can successfully compete in the grant process.