03 Lunch Keynote: Mike McKeever -- The ELS Symposium 2013, April 12, 2013

Mike McKeever, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments Mike McKeever, AICP, was appointed Executive Director of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Board of Directors on December 17, 2004. Previously, Mr. McKeever, was project manager of the Blueprint Project at SACOG. Mike McKeever has focused his 30 plus year career on effective regional planning. He was the owner of an urban planning consulting practice in Portland, Oregon and since 2001 was Blueprint Project Manager and then Executive Director of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. During Mr McKeever's tenure at SACOG the organization has established itself as a national leader in sustainable, integrated regional planning. He was a key contributor to California Senate Bill 375, the nation's most comprehensive regional planning law linking climate change, transportation, land use and housing planning and was appointed by the California Air Resources Board to chair the Regional Targets Advisory Committee, a 19 person statewide committee to assist in the implementation of SB375. Mr. McKeever has also been involved in projects with the Sacramento Regional Transit District, and regional planning projects in Portland, Oregon; Salem, Oregon; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Chicago, Illinois; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; and Victoria, British Columbia. He is a native of Nampa, Idaho and received his B.A. with Honors from the University of Oregon. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and stepchildren.