The San Diego Association of Governments, better known as Sandag, the regional planning agency for the county and its 18 cities, is looking for a senior executive to fill a vacancy on a committee overseeing its $14 billion TransNet program.

The seven-member committee provides another level of accountability for expenditures made from the public tax dollars collected to pay for a variety of transportation programs approved by Sandag’s board of directors, who are elected public officials.

To qualify for the appointment to the committee, called the TransNet Independent Oversight Committee, a person must be a chief executive or in a similar senior-level, decision-making position at a major private sector company, and have demonstrated experience leading a large organization, according to the public notice seeking the committee member.

The position is unpaid, but certain expenses are reimbursed. The deadline for applications is May 27. To download an application, visit

— Mike Allen