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

As of Feb. 2, Alix Bockelman has been named as Acting Executive Director of ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The agencies continue their effort to select their next executive director, succeeding Therese W. McMillan, who retired from MTC and ABAG Feb. 1.

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Bay Area Housing Finance Authority to Simplify Search For Affordable Housing affordable housing

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority to Simplify Search For Affordable Housing

The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) is beginning a project to develop and implement the Doorway Housing Portal, an online portal that will enable residents to search for affordable housing anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area and complete an application in less than 10 minutes.

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.