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Tony Boren | Executive Director
Email: tboren@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 204

Administration & management of agency budget and staff. Includes program & policy development, intergovernmental relations, supervision/control of all work activities, etc. Measure C implementation, California Transportation Commission. May be contacted on any and all COG assignments.

Robert Phipps | Deputy Director
Email: rphipps@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 559-233-4148 ext. 210

Kristine Cai | Planning Director
Email: kcai@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 215

Administration & management of Modeling and Forecasting staff planning functions. Transportation, Land Use and Air Quality Modeling, SB 375 implementation, GIS, Measure C TOD program, Congestion Management Program, Transportation Needs Assessment, Transportation Performance Management, and SB 743

Brenda Veenendaal | Administrative Services Manager, Public Information Officer
Email: brendav@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 219

Administration & management of Fresno COG’s administrative support staff, Measure C program staff and one staff member residing at Fresno Area Express. Responsible for public Information/outreach, Fresno COG website, media relations, computer graphics design support and printing. Staffs the Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee and the Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission.  Assists with One Voice and Valley Voice advocacy trip efforts.

Lauren Dawson | Senior Regional Planner
Email: ldawson@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 217

Criteria Air Pollutants (State and Federal Standards) related to compliance, Liaison to state, federal and local air quality agencies, PM 2.5 Hot-spot assessments/analyses(Project level conformity), CMAQ Program administration, Buy America compliance,  Transportation Conformity compliance administration, Regional Transportation Plan support (Conformity, EIR), Alternative Fuels, Clean Cities Coalition, Statewide Transportation Conformity Working Group, San Joaquin Valley Interagency Consultation Group, Association for the Beautification of Highway 99 staff support, SJV Plug-In Electric Vehicle Coordinating Council, Keep Fresno County Beautiful, Downtown to Tower Multi-modal Study, .and partnership with SJVAPCD in “Valley Takes Charge” PEV development.

Kai Han | Senior Regional Planner
Email: khan@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 206

Traffic Modeling, Conformity Modeling, GIS, SB 375, Traffic counts and monitoring report. Computer hardware and software support, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Peggy Arnest | Senior Regional Planner
Email: parnest@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 241

Golden State Corridor Economic Development Infrastructure Improvement, Regional Active Transportation Plan Project Manager, YARTS, Measure C New Technology Reserve Subprogram, JARC/New Freedom and 5310 grant programs, Class IV Bikeways Feasibility Study, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Regional Transportation Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Program.

Suzanne Martinez | Associate Regional Planner
Email: smartinez@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 240

Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) maintenance and programming, FresnoTrak administration and technical support to member agencies, Regional Surface Transportation Program Coordinator, Freeway Service Patrol, Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program (AVA).

Muyi Zhou | Associate Regional Planner
Email: mzhou@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 214

Traffic modeling, traffic impact study, air quality and health modeling, Fresno County regional traffic monitoring program, Regional Active Transportation Plan support.

Lang Yu | Associate Regional Planner
Email: yu@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 202

Congestion Management Program, Fresno Regional Data Center and U.S. Census Bureau Affiliate Office, Caltrans Planning Grant, GIS Mapping, Transportation and Land Use Modeling, Traffic Impact Study, Transportation Performance Management.

Trai Her-Cole | Associate Regional Planner
Email: traiH@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 205

Legislative analyst, monthly legislative report, Valley Legislative Affairs Committee 2017 Vice Chair (Incoming 2018 Chair), One Voice and Valley Voice advocacy lobbying efforts. Environmental Justice Subcommittee, Tribal Coordinator, Regional Transportation Plan Roundtable, Transit Oriented Development Subcommittee, San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Team, Chamber of Commerce GAC, Volkswagen Green Cities Implementation, Green Raiteros and Shared Mobility Roadmap.

Jennifer Soliz | Associate Regional Planner
Email: JSoliz@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 223

Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) maintenance and programming, Regional Active Transportation Plan support, RSTP Call for Projects Coordinator, Active Transportation Program assistance, Grant Tracking.

Meg Prince | Associate Regional Planner
Email: MPrince@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 203

Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) support staff, Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element Process, Environmental Analysis, Public Outreach, San Joaquin Valley Blueprint, Sustainable Communities (Proposition 84 and Cap and Trade Funding), Circuit Planning/Engineering support, and Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) support.

Seth Scott | GIS Specialist
Email: sscott@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 243

GIS/Mapping, Data Support, Database Administration, Demographics, land use modeling, ITHIM, Transportation Performance Management, and General Support (Sustainable Communities Strategy, Environmental Justice, Regional Traffic Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Program, Vanpool Program, etc.)

Donna Blocker | Measure C Administrative Marketing Assistant
Email: dblocker@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 207

Measure C Carpool Incentive Program implementation.  Public Outreach for the Measure C Rideshare and Taxi Scrip Programs and Valleyrides.com website and application coordination. Project manager for the Annual Measure C Carpool giveaway as well as monthly and additional incentive awards.

Esperanza Velazco | Measure C Rideshare Technician
Email: EVelazco@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 216

Fresno COG’s Valleyrides Program implementation, Program manager for the Measure C Taxi Scrip Program and Commuter Vanpool and Agricultural Worker Subsidy Programs. Measure C Carpool/Vanpool Incentive Program, Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee, the San Joaquin Valley Rural Transit Alternatives Project and the Regional Traffic Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Program support.

Les Beshears | Finance Director
Email: beshears@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 209

Administration, budget, accounting, finance, management of accounting staff, Freeway Service Patrol.

Toni Graham | Accounting Manager
Email: tgraham@fresnocog.org | Phone: 201

Billing, assist Finance Director, TDA accounting, personnel records, Regional Traffic Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Program, and Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) accounting.

Lisa Xiong | Assistant Accounting Manager
Email: lisax@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 208

Regional Traffic Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Program, assist Accounting Manager, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable.

Jeaneen Cervantes | Office Administrator
Email: JCervantes@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 222

Assist management/agency staff with special projects and manage all office duties. Serve as secretary to TTC, PAC and COG Policy Board and FCRTA Board.  Create and distribute all agendas, meeting minutes and packets.  Regional Transportation Plan and Overall Work Program support.

Stephanie Maxwell | Receptionist
Email: smaxwell@fresnocog.org | Voice Mail: 200

Receptionist, support to staff, minutes for various meetings, Regional Clearinghouse, office supplies and materials inventory, filing, copying, phones, mail & other general office duties. Maintains master mailing lists and data base.

Jeff Long | Senior Regional Planner, Fresno Area Express (FAX)
Email: Jeff.Long@fresno.gov | Phone: 559-621-1436

Regional public transportation planning and coordination, National Transit Database Reporting, Transit Productivity Report, Short Range Transit Plan, Title VI Reporting, Staff SSTAC and Conduct Unmet Transit Needs Process, JARC/New Freedom implementation, and public outreach.

Todd Sobrado | Marketing/Planning Coordinator, Fresno Area Express (FAX)
Email: Harold.Sobrado@fresno.gov | Phone: 559-621-1532

Marketing, website and public outreach for Fresno Area Express.