What's New

Summer 2014 Newsletter


The San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority

Allows regional planning agencies the ability to form a JPA for management of the San Joaquin Amtrak rail service.



Sustainable Communities Strategy for the San Joaquin Valley

Status update and overview

Valley Visions video




Welcome to the San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies Website

Chair PoythressOn behalf of the San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. I am proud to be the newly elected Chairman of the San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies Policy Council, which includes two elected officials from each of the eight Valley counties.

The Policy Council provides a forum for our Valley to communicate easily and effectively on regional issues that impact us all, like transportation, air quality and advocacy efforts. Working regionally to identify action items that--when implemented by individual Regional Planning Agencies--result in a single vision for the entire San Joaquin Valley. Our work program is ever evolving to keep pace with the needs of our Valley. You can see for yourself on this website the types of activities in which we engage under the strong partnership of our Planning Agency Directors and their dedicated staff.

Robert Poythress, Chairperson of the San Joaquin Valley Policy Council and Mayor, City of Madera.

San Joaquin Valley at a Glance - View PowerPoint Presentation (3.4mb)