Association of Bay Area Governments

ABAG stands for the Association of Bay Area Governments. Our mission is to strengthen cooperation and collaboration across local governments to build healthier, stronger communities.

ABAG is part regional planning agency and part local government service provider. We accomplish our goals by providing planning services and cost-effective ABAG member services to local governments struggling with rising costs and diminishing incomes.

Executive Director McMillan Retires

Executive Director Therese W. McMillan leaves lasting legacy advancing equity, transportation and housing. View the news story.

Video: BayREN Celebrates 10 Years

Video: BayREN Celebrates 10 Years

Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments, BayREN (Bay Area Regional Energy Network) is a regional collaboration of the Bay Area's nine counties and this year celebrates its 10th anniversary as it supports a greener Bay Area while tackling local issues such as housing, affordability, and resilience.

Executive Director McMillan Leaves Lasting Legacy Advancing Equity, Transportation, Housing

Executive Director McMillan Leaves Lasting Legacy Advancing Equity, Transportation, Housing

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) on Jan. 19, 2023, recognized Therese W. McMillan, executive director of Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and ABAG since 2019, with a Resolution of Appreciation for her nearly four decades of “innovative, inclusive and uplifting work” at multiple levels of government. McMillan will retire on January 31, 2023.

Budget Belt-Tightening Squeezes Housing, Resilience, Transportation image of Capitol Building in Sacramento

Budget Belt-Tightening Squeezes Housing, Resilience, Transportation

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s newly proposed state budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year includes major cuts to funding for housing, climate and transportation that were included in last year’s budget.