Mike McKeever was the Chief of Staff to Sacramento’s Mayor Steinberg and currently serves as a senior advisor. Prior to that he was the CEO of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments after leading their groundbreaking Blueprint planning program for 3 years.
McKeever has dedicated his nearly 40-year career to promoting collaborative action between communities and organizations, promoting economic and environmental sustainability, and helping to develop and apply innovative planning software that allows professional planners and thousands of residents access to high quality information to help understand how neighborhoods, cities and regions function. His first major planning role in the Sacramento region was as a senior planner with Parsons Brinckerhoff, where his responsibilities included project management of the Transit for Livable Communities program for Sacramento Regional Transit. Developed by working with the city and county of Sacramento and multiple stakeholders, that project created land use plans for all of the light rail stops in the system.
McKeever was a key player, working with then California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, in writing Senate Bill 375, a groundbreaking bill linking regional transportation, land use, housing and climate change planning. After Governor Schwarzenegger signed the bill into law in 2008, the California Air Resources Board appointed McKeever to chair a statewide advisory panel to advise the Board how best to proceed with implementation of the law.