Who We Are
The AQMD's overall mission is to achieve clean air goals by leading the region in protecting public health and the environment through innovative and effective programs, dedicated staff, community involvement, and public education.
The AQMD's work involves interaction with local, state and federal government agencies, the business community, environmental groups, and private citizens.
The AQMD is governed by a fourteen-member Board of Directors composed of:
- all five Sacramento County Supervisors,
- four members of the Sacramento City Council,
- one member representing each of the Cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom and Rancho Cordova, and
- one member representing the Cities of Galt and Isleton.
The Board reviews and approves all AQMD rules, programs and budgets.
The Executive Office of the AQMD includes the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) / Executive Director, who is responsible for management of the AQMD, the District Counsel, and legislative liaison.
The AQMD is organized in four divisions:
The Administration Division provides fiscal oversight of the AQMDs programs. This Division also handles contracts, human resource management, public information requests, and computer and telecommunication systems.
The Land Use and Mobile Source Division includes the AQMD's Communication Office, Land Use Section, and Mobile Source Section. The Communication Office provides public information, media support and information outreach to the community. The Land Use Section provides air quality analysis and commentary on development projects within Sacramento County. The Mobile Source Section develops and implements market-based innovative programs to reduce emissions from on- and off-road mobile sources in Sacramento.
The Program Coordination Division includes the Plan Coordination Section which handles planning and emissions inventory. The Technical Services Section includes air monitoring, emission reduction credit (ERC) bank, and rule development.
The Stationary Source Division includes the Permit Section which handles local air quality permits, federal Title V permits, and the air toxics program. The Field Operations Section ensures compliance with permit conditions and AQMD rules and regulations.
The AQMD Division and Staff Directory is downloadable in PDF format.