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.

ABAG, MTC Eye Next Executive Director

ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission have begun a nationwide recruitment effort to select the agencies’ next executive director, succeeding Therese W. McMillan, who recently announced her intention to retire in January 2023. View the brochure or visit the CPS HR website for more details.

Building a Bay Area For All: Harnessing the $1.2 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Package for Equitable Community Development BARHII event

Building a Bay Area For All: Harnessing the $1.2 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Package for Equitable Community Development

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) will present a forum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, to explore how to harness the opportunity to deliver transformative benefits for Bay Area communities impacted by longstanding inequities.

ABAG Briefing Estuary

ABAG Briefing

Recent news from the Association of Bay Area Governments.

ABAG, MTC Launch Search for Next Executive Director Therese McMillan

ABAG, MTC Launch Search for Next Executive Director

ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this month began a nationwide recruitment effort to select the agencies’ next executive director. Current ABAG and MTC executive director...

Making it Possible: Convening on SB 9 and Middle Housing Brings Together Planners, HCD and Other Housing Practitioners

Making it Possible: Convening on SB 9 and Middle Housing Brings Together Planners, HCD and Other Housing Practitioners

Bay Area planners and housing practitioners joined speakers from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Bay Area and San Diego planners and other housing professionals to talk about ADUs, state housing legislation and the 6th Cycle Housing Element at Best Practices to Implement SB 9 and Missing Middle Housing on Sept. 13.