Sally Rideout, EMPA - Principal

Ms. Rideout joined EMC Planning Group in October 2006, and has been working in the planning field since 1996. Ms Rideout’s professional experience includes project management in both municipal and private sectors, and she  also prepares environmental and public policy documents, regulatory plans, and ordinances. Sally is a past President and former Director of the Monterey Bay-Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals. Prior to joining the company, Sally was a planner for the City of Pacific Grove, California.

With 23 years of municipal and private sector planning and project management experience, Ms. Rideout has successfully coordinated CEQA and NEPA review and documentation for a variety of projects and programs.. Ms. Rideout is experienced in providing senior staff support to public agency commissions, boards and committees. She prepares, reviews and presents staff reports, findings and conditions of approval, prepares and manages agendas and meeting minutes, and is experienced in providing administrative oversight and management duties at all levels of public administration.

With EMC Planning Group, Ms. Rideout prepares and manages CEQA and NEPA documentation and provides current and long range planning assistance for large and small planning projects including general plans, public facility construction, subdivisions, public works management plans and programs, site acquisition, private development, and public infrastructure projects. Her responsibilities include preparing and monitoring budgets and schedules, coordinating team members and subconsultants, municipal planning assistance, document preparation, editing, and representation at public meetings. She also performs air quality and greenhouse gas modeling and emissions assessments using CalEEMod, RoadMod, and EMFAC. She has prepared NEPA documentation for projects funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Agriculture, the US Department of Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Federal Highway Administration (Caltrans). Ms. Rideout manages projects and represents, or has represented, many of the firm’s public sector clients including the City of Gilroy, City of East Palo Alto, City of Soledad, City of Hollister, City of Los Banos, City of Patterson, City of Carmel, City of Pacific Grove, City of King City, Soledad Unified School District, County of Monterey Public Works Department, and other agencies in Monterey County, San Benito County, Santa Clara County, Merced County and Santa Cruz County, San Mateo County, , the County of Monterey Department of Public Works, and the City and County of San Francisco.

Sally enjoys traveling, digging into a good book or a garden, painting, sculpting, and listening to “the blues”.