Member Agencies

The Bay Area Regional Collaborative has four member agencies. BARC agencies work together to coordinate policies and programs and leverage each other’s resources for maximum impact.

Our goal is to influence positive action across Bay Area communities and at all levels of government to have a measurable impact on meeting critical regional outcomes.  Visit our member agencies below to learn more about their specific programs and activities.

ABAG - Association of Bay Area Governments
ABAG was created by local governments to meet their planning and research needs related to land use, environmental and water resource protection, disaster resilience, energy efficiency and hazardous waste mitigation. ABAG also provides financial services to local counties, cities and towns.

BAAQMD - Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Referred to as the “Air District,” this agency is tasked with regulating stationary sources of air pollution - including factories, refineries, boilers, and power plants - in the nine counties that surround the Bay.

BCDC – The San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
BCDC has regional authority over the Bay, the Bay’s shoreline band and the Suisun Marsh. Its mission is to protect these areas for future generations and address the impacts of rising sea levels on our communities.

MTC - Metropolitan Transportation Commission
MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. MTC supports our streets, roads, highways, transit systems and other transportation resources.

Non-Voting Members

Caltrans

Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans's mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California's economy and livability.

San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board)

The Water Board is a state agency whose mandate is to protect water quality in the San Francisco Bay Area. To accomplish this, the Water Board regulates discharge of dredge and fill materials, wastewater, and stormwater. 

California State Coastal Conservancy

The Coastal Conservancy is a state agency whose mission is to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and to sustain local economies along California’s coast. The Conservancy is a non-regulatory agency that supports projects to protect coastal resources and increase opportunities for the public to enjoy the coast.