SAC PEMA Welcomes Kacey Lizon: Senior Project Manager for the Blueprint and MTP/SCS Projects with a SACOG Project Update
SAC PEMA Presents Kacey Lizon
SACOG Project Update
Topic: SACOG Projects Update
Abstract: The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
is an association of local governments in the six-county Sacramento Region. Its
members include the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo,
Yuba and the 22 cities within. SACOG provides transportation planning and
funding for the region, and serves as a forum for the study and resolution of
regional issues. In addition to preparing the region’s long-range
transportation plan, SACOG approves the distribution of affordable housing in
the region and assists in planning for transit, bicycle networks, clean air and
airport land uses.
Blueprint: The Sacramento Blueprint is a smart growth vision for
the region that was adopted by SACOG in 2004. The spirit of the Blueprint
is to integrate land use and transportation planning to curb sprawl, cut down
on vehicle emission and congestion in order to improve the quality of life for
residents of the region. It accomplishes this by implementing smart
growth principles that encourage a variety of housing options closer to
employment, shopping, and entertainment hubs, which gives options for people to
walk, bike, or take public transportation to work and play.
MTP/SCS: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable
Communities Strategy for the Sacramento region pro-actively links land use, air
quality, and transportation needs. The MTP/SCS supports the Sacramento Region
Blueprint, which implements smart growth principles, including housing choice,
compact development, mixed-use development, natural resource conservation, use
of existing assets, quality design and transportation choice. It also provides
increased transportation options while reducing congestion, shortening commute
times, and improving air quality. The MTP/SCS is key to the quality of life and
economic health of our region.
Speaker: Kacey Lizon, Senior Project Manager for the
Blueprint and MTP/SCS projects
Who we are
The Professional Environmental Marketing Association (PEMA) is an organization comprised of local and regional chapters whose membership is involved in business development, sales, marketing, and other related professional activities in the environmental field. The Sacramento California Chapter of PEMA operates in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area which includes Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, and San Joaquin counties.
Sacramento PEMA was founded as a marketing and networking organization in 1995 as an affiliate of the Northern California Chapter of PEMA. Networking encourages formation of business relationships, development of business and teaming opportunities, and exchange of ideas. Sacramento PEMA recently broadened its scope to provide technical and regulatory information of interest to its members.