For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael Vannozzi, TSC2 Group
LAS VEGAS (October 6, 2016) — The Western Regional Alliance welcomes Farhad Moghimi to its board of directors.
Moghimi is the executive director of Pima Association of Governments (PAG), which is the regional metropolitan planning organization and council of governments representing the Tucson region in southern Arizona.
“Joining the board of directors of the WRA is a great opportunity to work with my colleagues on advancing Western policy issues,” Moghimi said. “When PAG joined the WRA, we recognized that the Tucson region has opportunities to work with Western metropolitan regions like Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno, and Salt Lake City to address common issues around natural resources and the environment; transportation and goods movement; and economic development. Serving the board of the WRA will allow us to more directly participate in these discussions.”
As the federally designated MPO for Tucson and the greater Pima County, Arizona, region, PAG oversees long-range transportation planning and implements strategies that support economic vitality and global competitiveness of the metropolitan area. In addition to its transportation and economic development roles, PAG serves as the region’s water quality management, lead air quality and solid waste planning agency.
PAG is similar to other western transportation and planning agencies within the WRA. These include the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCSNV), the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTCWC) and the Utah Transit Agency (UTA). Collectively, these organizations serve more than 10 million people across the western United States.
“Farhad Moghimi will be a great asset to our board, representing southern Arizona and adding new insight to Western policy issues,” said Tom Skancke, executive director of the WRA. “As the WRA continues to grow and expand our membership and influence throughout the U.S. West, we look forward to his participation.”
About the Western Regional Alliance
The Western Regional Alliance connects the western United States to the 21st century global network through a shared vision for commerce, transportation infrastructure, and economic development. Founded by the metropolitan planning and transit organizations in five western cities, the Western Regional Alliance fosters cooperation and advocacy on shared policy priorities between western metropolitan economies.
About Pima Association of Governments
Pima Association of Governments is an association of local, state and tribal governments with a mission to build consensus among its members and the public on regional planning for transportation, energy, watershed and air quality. Please visit www.PAGregion.com or www.facebook.com/PAGregion for more information.