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WRCOG names executive committee leaders for 2019-2020


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 11:56pm

RIVERSIDE – Bonnie Wright, the mayor of Hemet, has been selected to serve as the chair of Western Riverside Council of Governments’ executive committee for fiscal year 2019-2020. The selection was made at the agency’s annual general assembly meeting held at the Pechanga Resort Casino, June 20. The executive committee is WRCOG’s decision-making policy board. It is comprised of representatives from each of WRCOG’s 25 member agencies and meets monthly to discuss policy issues and implement programs that provide regional benefit.

Wright has served as Hemet’s representative to WRCOG since 2015 and was the executive committee vice chair last year. The general assembly also selected Norco City Councilmember Kevin Bash as the agency’s vice chair and Murrieta Mayor Kelly Seyarto as second vice chair.

“I am honored to serve in this new role as chair of WRCOG’s executive committee,” Wright said. “Western Riverside is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, and WRCOG provides an important forum for member agencies to discuss issues that we face in our local jurisdictions and seek regional approaches to addressing them when appropriate. Homelessness, transportation, affordable housing and economy are just a few of the issues that we are better off addressing on a larger, regional scale.”

Western Riverside Council of Governments is a joint powers authority, consisting of Riverside County, 18 cities, two regional water districts, the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Its actions and activities are guided by its members. Recognizing that issues related to growth are not constrained by city or county boundaries, WRCOG focuses on a number of regional matters important to the future of western Riverside County. By working together through its committee structure and utilizing existing resources, WRCOG is cost- effective by reducing duplication of effort and sharing information, enabling strong advocacy and strengthening western Riverside County’s standing in southern California and the state. WRCOG’s program areas are varied and range from transportation to air quality, solid waste, environment, energy, economy, sustainability and growth. For more information about WRCOG, visit

Submitted by Western Riverside Council of Governments.


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