Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), was established in 1991 (see bylaws) to involve citizens from a diverse set of backgrounds and interest areas in the development of transportation plans and programs overseen by SJCOG. The CAC provides an important forum for discussion and debate about the implementation of the Measure K program and regional transportation planning issues.

CAC meetings are scheduled at 6 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the SJCOG office. The meetings  are open to the public and there is an opportunity on every agenda for the public to offer comments.

Meeting agendas can be found in our agenda center. Prior year's agendas can be viewed in our archive center. Interested parties may subscribe to email notifications to receive updates regarding posted agendas or meeting cancellations.

The CAC is composed of 16 members that represent the geographical, social, cultural, and economic mix of the region. One member is appointed from each of the seven cities (Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy), and from San Joaquin County. One member is appointed from each of these special interest groups: League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, Business Industry, Trucking Industry, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), University of the Pacific, and the Agriculture Industry. One member is appointed from the transit advocate category. Current members include:

  • Ken Vogel (Chair), Agriculture Industry
  • Lauren Ah Tye (Vice Chair), League of Women Voters
  • Gracie Marx, City of Escalon
  • Bobby Bivens, San Joaquin County
  • Paul Plathe, Sierra Club 
  • Blain Bibb, City of Stockton
  • Richard Blackston, City of Lodi
  • Kelly Donohue, City of Ripon
  • Michael Carouba, Business Industry
  • Jim Hilson, City of Lathrop
  • Mary Kennedy-Bracken, City of Tracy
  • LaCresia Hawkins, NAACP
  • Balwinder Singh, Trucking Industry
  • Steve DeBrum, City of Manteca
  • Jessica Bilecki, University of the Pacific
  • Jennifer Gass, Transit Advocate