San Joaquin One Voice®


San Joaquin One Voice® is SJCOG’s advocacy program for San Joaquin County promoting projects, programs and issues of regional significance to federal legislators and agencies, typically through an annual trip to Washington, D.C. The purpose of One Voice® is to advocate for new or increased funding and legislation for issues and projects of regional significance to the San Joaquin region. 

The One Voice® delegation of nearly 75 local elected officials and their agency staff, representatives of the business community and trade unions, and SJCOG staff traveled to Washington, D.C., May 8-11, 2023, to present the region’s eight highest transportation priority projects and seek federal funding.  

The delegation met with a variety of elected officials, their staffers and federal agency personnel, including Reps. Josh Harder and John Duarte, staffers from Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla’s offices, and federal officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation Modal Offices and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

View the 2023 Regional Project list below.

2023 One Voice® Photos

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  1. One Voice Approach
  2. Successes
  3. Forms
  4. 2023 Regional Projects
  5. 2022 Regional Projects

The One Voice® approach is positively recognized and viewed as a means of helping our elected federal representatives to prioritize and shepherd needed projects and programs crucial to improving infrastructure and transportation choices in San Joaquin County through the federal budget process.

Our efforts are positively recognized at the federal level and we have been encouraged to continue our collaborative approach and build upon the relationships and communications established with our federal representatives. 

With the return for "earmarks", Congress has the opportunity to augment infrastructure authorizations with discretionary appropriations benefiting specific regions while
 the federal government still distributes hundreds of billions of dollars through formula and grant programs. The San Joaquin One Voice® delegation takes this opportunity to receive counsel from legislators, legislative staff and the administration about the various federal programs and guide us on how we can successfully compete in the grant process.

One Voice Sponsors