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Standing Committees

The Florida MPO Advisory Council (MPOAC) Governing Board approved the MPOAC Strategic Directions Plan in April 2016. The Strategic Directions Plan identified an organizational mission statement and guiding principles for the agency, a road map for building on the good work performed by the MPOAC in support of Florida’s 27 MPOs. Goal A of that Plan proposed, “The MPOAC will support the sharing of best practices, and help coordinate and communicate with members and other organizations,” including convening working groups. The Best Practices Working Group was formed in January 2017, and later renamed the Noteworthy Practices Working Group to better reflect its evolving mission. The purpose of the Noteworthy Practices Working Group is to highlight the good work of the MPOs in Florida, allow members of the MPOAC to learn from each other, and elevate the state of the practice of metropolitan transportation planning across the state.”

The Chair of the MPOAC Noteworthy Practices Working Group is Beth Alden (Executive Director of the Hillsborough TPO) and the Vice-Chair is Peter Buchwald (Executive Director of the St. Lucie TPO). The Noteworthy Practices Working Group will meet as necessary throughout the year in concert with the statewide meetings of the MPOAC.


Members


Documents

MPOAC Noteworthy Practices Working Group List of Presentations for 2020
Florida MPO Noteworthy Practices 2019 Case Studies


Meetings

Meetings in 2022

Meetings in 2020

Meetings in 2019

Meetings in 2018

Meetings in 2017


Links

Noteworthy Practices Applications

The Executive Committee provides policy direction for the MPOAC between Governing Board meetings and provides an annual evaluation of the MPOAC Executive Director. The membership of the Executive Committee consists of the MPOAC Governing Board Chair and Vice-Chair, a member of the Governing Board serving at-large, and the MPOAC Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee Chair and Vice-Chair.

The current members of the Executive Committee are:

Commissioner Nick Maddox, Governing Board Chair

Capital Region TPA


301 South Monroe St, 5th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 606-5367
E-mail: MaddoxN@leoncountyfl.gov
Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, Governing Board Vice-Chair

Sarasota/Manatee MPO


PO Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000
Phone: (941) 745-3703
E-mail: vanessa.baugh@mymanatee.org
Commissioner Mayra Uribe, At-Large Committee Member

MetroPlan Orlando


Ms. Paula Jimenez (Aide to Commissioner Uribe) 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: (407) 836-5140
E-mail: District3@ocfl.net
Donald Scott, Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee Chair

Lee County MPO


P.O. Box 150045
Cape Coral, FL 33915
Phone: (239) 244-2220
E-mail: dscott@leempo.com
David Hutchinson, Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee Vice-Chair

Sarasota/Manatee MPO


8100 15th Street East
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: (941) 359-5772
E-mail: dave@mympo.org

The MPOAC Policy and Technical Subcommittee serves as a forum for initial consideration of statewide policy issues of importance to MPOs and makes recommendations to the MPOAC Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee. The MPOAC Policy and Technical Subcommittee has an 11 person membership for Sunshine Law purposes, but is open to participation by any member of the MPOAC Governing Board or Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee.

Members

Donald Scott

Lee County MPO
David Hutchinson

Sarasota/Manatee MPO
Greg Stuart

Broward MPO
Greg Slay

Capital Region TPA
Austin Mount

Florida-Alabama TPO
Beth Alden

Hillsborough TPO
Mike Woods

Lake-Sumter MPO
Beth Beltran

Martin MPO
Gary Huttman

MetroPlan Orlando
Carl Mikyska

Pasco MPO
Peter Buchwald

St. Lucie TPO

The MPOAC Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee is responsible for providing guidance to the MPOAC Governing Board regarding transportation issues and agency operation. The MPOAC Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee consists of one staff person (typically the Staff Director) from each MPO in the State (27). Each MPO may also appoint an alternate representative from each MPO to vote in the absence of the representative. The MPOAC Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee elects a chairperson and a vice-chairperson annually from its membership.

Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee

Officers

Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee Chair
Donald Scott

Lee County MPO

P.O. Box 150045
Cape Coral, FL 33915
Phone: (239) 244-2220
E-mail: dscott@leempo.com
Alternate: Ron Gogoi
Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee Vice-Chair
David Hutchinson

Sarasota/Manatee MPO

8100 15th Street East
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: (941) 359-5772
E-mail: dave@mympo.org
Alternate: Ryan Brown


Members

Mary Beth Washnock

Bay County TPO, Florida-Alabama TPO, Okaloosa-Walton TPO


4081 East Olive Road Suite A
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: (850) 332 - 7976, x228
E-mail: marybeth.washnock@ecrc.org
Alternate: vacant
Gregory Stuart

Broward MPO


100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 650
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 876-0033
E-mail: stuartg@browardmpo.org
Alternate: Paul Calvaresi and Bryan Caletka
Greg Slay

Capital Region TPA


300 S. Adams Street, Box A-19
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 891-8630
E-mail: greg.slay@talgov.com
Alternate: Jack Kostrzewa
D'Juan Harris

Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO


25550 Harbor View Rd Ste 4
Port Charlotte, FL 33980-2503
Phone: (941) 883-3540
E-mail: harris@ccmpo.com
Alternate: Lakshmi Gurram
Anne McLaughlin

Collier MPO


2885 South Horseshoe Drive
Naples, FL 34101
Phone: (239) 252-5884
E-mail: Anne.McLaughlin@colliercountyfl.gov
Alternate: Brandy Otero and Scott Philips
Austin Mount

Bay County TPO, Florida-Alabama TPO, Okaloosa-Walton TPO


4081 East Olive Road Suite A
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: (850) 332-7976, x228
E-mail: marybeth.washnock@ecrc.org
Alternate: N/A
Whit Blanton

Forward Pinellas


310 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 464 - 8250
E-mail: wblanton@forwardpinellas.org
Alternate: Chelsea Favero
Scott Koons, AICP

Gainesville MTPO


2009 NW 67th Place Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32653-1603
Phone: (352) 955-2200, x101
E-mail: koons@ncfrpc.org
Alternate: Mike Escalante
Marybeth Soderstrom

Heartland Regional TPO


555 East Church Street
Bartow, FL 33830 - 3939
Phone: (863) 534-7130 x134
E-mail: msoderstrom@cfrpc.org
Alternate: Pat Steed
Robert Esposito

Hernando/Citrus MPO


1661 Blaise Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 754-4082
E-mail: resposito@co.hernando.fl.us
Alternate: Carlene Riecss
Beth Alden

Hillsborough County TPO


601 E Kennedy Blvd 18th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 272-5940
E-mail: aldenb@plancom.org
Alternate: Rich Clarendon
Brian Freeman

Indian River County MPO


1801 27th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 226-1990
E-mail: bfreeman@ircgov.com
Alternate: Phil Matson
Michael Woods

Lake-Sumter MPO


1300 Citizens Blvd
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: (352) 315-0170 ext. 2
E-mail: MWoods@LakeSumterMPO.com
Alternate: N/A
Donald Scott

Lee County MPO


P.O. Box 150045
Cape Coral, FL 33915
Phone: (239) 244-2220
E-mail: dscott@leempo.com
Alternate: Ron Gogoi
Beth Beltran

Martin MPO


2401 SE Monterey Road 4th Floor
Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: (772) 221-1498
E-mail: bbeltran@martin.fl.us
Alternate: Ricardo Vazquez
Gary Huttmann

MetroPlan Orlando


250 S. Orange Ave., Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 481-5672 x319
E-mail: ghuttmann@metroplanorlando.com
Alternate: Alex Trauger
Aileen Bouclé

Miami-Dade TPO


150 West Flagler Street, Suite 1900
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: (305) 375 - 4507
E-mail: Aileen.Boucle@mdtpo.org
Alternate: Christopher Rosenberg
Jeff Sheffield

North Florida TPO


980 North Jefferson St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 306-7512
E-mail: jsheffield@northfloratpo.com
Alternate: Denise Bunnewith
Rob Balmes

Ocala/Marion County TPO


2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470
Phone: (352) 438-2631
E-mail: rob.balmes@marionfl.org
Alternate: Derrick Harris
Dawn Schwartz

Bay County TPO, Florida-Alabama TPO, Okaloosa-Walton TPO


4081 East Olive Road Suite A
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: (850) 332-7976, x228
E-mail: marybeth.washnock@ecrc.org
Alternate: -
Valerie Neilson

Palm Beach TPA


301 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 725-0818
E-mail: VNeilson@palmbeachtpa.org
Alternate: Andrew Uhlir
Carl Mikyska

Pasco County MPO


8731 Citizens Drive, Suite 360
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Phone: 727-847-8193 ext. 8317
E-mail: cmikyska@pascocountyfl.net
Alternate: Tania Gorman and Scott Ferry
Parag Agrawal

Polk TPO


330 West Church Street TSO 5
Bartow, FL 33831
Phone: (863) 534-6454
E-mail: paragagrawal@polk-county.net
Alternate: Ryan Kordek
Vacant

River to Sea TPO


2570 W International Speedway #100
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone:
E-mail:
Alternate: Colleen Nicoulin
David Hutchinson

Sarasota/Manatee MPO


8100 15th Street East
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: (941) 359-5772
E-mail: dave@mympo.org
Alternate: Ryan Brown
Georganna Gillette

Space Coast TPO


2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building B, Room 105, MS #82
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 690-6890
E-mail: georganna.gillette@brevardfl.gov
Alternate: Laura Carter
Peter Buchwald

St. Lucie TPO


466 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd Suite 111
Port St. Lucie, FL 34953
Phone: (772) 462-1593
E-mail: BuchwaldP@stlucieco.org
Alternate: Marceia Lathou

Florida MPO Advisory Council Freight Committee

The Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) created the Freight Advisory Committee in April 2013 to serve as a clearinghouse of actionable ideas that allow Florida’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to foster and support sound freight planning and freight initiatives. The members of the Freight Advisory Committee seek to understand the economic effects of proposed freight-supportive projects; foster relationships between public agencies with responsibilities for freight movement and private freight interests; and reduce policy barriers to goods movement to, from, and within Florida. In April 2021, the MPOAC expanded the scope of the Committee to include rail movement, both freight and passenger, as a recognition of the importance of rail to freight movement and the overlapping issues between passenger and freight rail.

The Chair of the MPOAC Freight and Rail Committee is Gregory Stuart (Executive Director of the Broward MPO) and the Vice-Chair is Beth Alden (Executive Director of the Hillsborough TPO). The Freight and Rail Committee will meet as necessary throughout the year in concert with the statewide meetings of the MPOAC.


Members

MPOAC Freight and Rail Committee Membership List


Documents

2022 MPOAC Freight Committee Priorities Program Project List
MPOAC Freight Committee Vision & Mission


Meetings

Meetings in 2022

Meetings in 2021

Meetings in 2020

Meetings in 2019

Meetings in 2018

Meetings in 2017

Meetings in 2016

Meetings in 2015

Meetings in 2014

Meetings in 2013


Freight Links:

Freight Priorities Program
FHWA-Freight Management and Operations
FHWA-Freight and Land Use Handbook
Integrating Freight Considerations into the Highway Capacity Planning Process: Practitioner’s Guide
FDOT-Logistics and Passenger Operations
Central Florida Regional Freight Mobility Study
North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Freight & Passenger Mobility Webpage
Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC) Regional Freight Plan
Tampa Bay Regional Goods Movement Website