Regional Council

A regional council of governments, Pima Association of Governments also serves as the Federal Highway Administration’s designated metropolitan planning organization and as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s designated lead agency for regional air quality, water quality and solid waste planning for the Tucson metropolitan area.

Chief elected officials of local, state and tribal governments serve on the PAG Regional Council. The nine leaders work collaboratively to represent the greater Tucson region in their decisions regarding transportation planning, air quality, water quality and economic vitality. The governing body meets five times annually to develop, adopt and/or endorse policies, plans, reports and other submittals. Each member has one vote to ensure decisions are made with a regional commitment to approve plans and policies that drive economic growth across the region.

2023 Regional Council


PAG Chair: Chairman Peter Yucupicio (Pascua Yaqui Tribe)
PAG Vice Chair: Supervisor Rex Scott (Pima County)
PAG Treasurer: Mayor Paul Diaz (South Tucson)


Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Verlon Jose
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero
Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield
Marana Mayor Ed Honea
Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy
Arizona State Transportation Board Member Ted Maxwell