SCAG Regional Council Newsletter


The Regional Council recently voted to appoint Kome Ajise as Executive Director. Ajise assumed his new role on April 5 on an interim basis pending the formal approval of a contract.

Kome Ajise has three decades of experience in regional planning and transportation, most recently as the Director of Planning at SCAG. Prior to SCAG, Ajise was the Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) where he was responsible for the internal operations of the Department, overseeing more than 18,000 employees and a budget in excess of $1.1 billion. Previously, he was Caltrans’ Deputy Director of Planning and Modal Programs and was responsible for overseeing the Aeronautics, Mass Transportation, Rail, Transportation Planning, Local Assistance, and Research Innovation and System Information Divisions.

The Regional Council thanked Darin Chidsey for his leadership and service to the agency and region while serving as Interim Executive Director.

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Published: 4/9/2019