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NEWS: SLOCOG Transitions Leadership to New Executive Director Peter Rodgers
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Contact: Anna Devers, SLOCOG PIO
adevers@slocog.org / (805) 781-4462
 

SLOCOG Transitions Leadership to New Executive Director Peter Rodgers


Peter Rodgers Succeeds Executive Director Ron De Carli
 
San Luis Obispo, Calif. (September 5, 2018) –  The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Peter Rodgers as SLOCOG’s new executive director. The official transition will take place on Monday, September 10th, following current Executive Director Ron De Carli’s retirement this Friday.
Mr. Rodgers has served as SLOCOG’s deputy director since July 2016 and has been employed by the regional transportation planning agency with increasing levels of responsibility for the past 28 years. He received his degree in Environmental Services – Natural Resources Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and served four years with the Peace Corps in Haiti and Costa Rica, prior to his service at SLOCOG. 

“I believe strongly in Pete’s ability to lead SLOCOG in its vision to enhance the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County,” said SLOCOG Board President and Mayor of Atascadero Tom O’Malley. “Pete has always been skilled at bringing people together and finding common ground to develop solutions that create a positive, lasting impact.”
SLOCOG is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as it makes this exciting new shift in leadership. Mr. Rodgers said he is “excited to take on this new role and continue working with our partners at the local, state, and federal levels to improve our transportation system and effectively plan for our region’s future.”
 
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ABOUT SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is an association of local governments in the San Luis Obispo County Region. Its members include all seven cities (Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo) as well as unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. The central purpose of SLOCOG is to examine common regional problems and suggest solutions. SLOCOG 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, SLOCOG plans and provides funding for public transit services, highway and roadway improvements, and other alternative methods of transportation. To learn more about SLOCOG, visit www.slocog.org.
 
For more information, please contact Anna Devers, SLOCOG PIO, at (805) 781-4462 or adevers@slocog.org.
 
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