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Board and Committees

The work of the French Broad River MPO is guided by two committees: the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) and the MPO Board, previously known as Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). Email mpo@landofsky.org for the latest roster.

MPO Board: The members of the Board are elected officials from each of the 21 local governments, and representatives from the NCDOT Board of Transportation. The structure of the MPO is formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding, which is signed by each of the MPO’s 21 member governments, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and Land-of-Sky Regional Council, which serves as the Lead Planning Agency for the MPO. The Board is responsible for final approval of the Long Range Transportation Plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program, the Priority Needs List, and the Unified Planning Work Program. The Board also serves as a forum for public input.

Board Member Roster (As of December 2018)   


Technical Coordinating Committee:  The members of the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) are staff representatives from the 21 local governments, staff from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and representatives of other local transportation and planning agencies.  The TCC does not take final action. The committee makes recommendations to the Board.

Prioritization Subcommittee:

The MPO Prioritization Subcommittee was created by the FBRMPO Board in 2013 to develop SPOT (TIP) project prioritization and selection criteria recommendations. In addition to project prioritization, the subcommittee assists MPO staff with developing and initiating other agenda items to go before the TCC and Board. The Prioritization Subcommittee meetings are open to the public. To be added to the Prioritization Subcommittee mailing list, contact mpo@landofsky.org.

Prioritization Membership (link or table)

Name Local Government
Elizabeth Teague Town of Waynesville
Jerry Vehaun Town of Woodfin
John Dockendorf Village of Flat Rock
Josh O’Conner Buncombe County
Julie Mayfield City of Asheville
Matt Champion City of Hendersonville

Prioritization ByLaws.

Citizens Advisory Committee: 

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) serves to provide regional-oriented input to the MPO TCC and Board regarding public involvement issues and strategies to make the public more aware and increase involvement in regional transportation planning. The CAC meet quarterly throughout the year.

Would you like to contribute to the regional transportation planning process? FBRMPO Citizens Advisory Committee applications are currently being accepted.  Please contact mpo@landofsky.org for more info.

Members appointed to the Citizens Advisory Committee include: (link or table)

Alexandra Binns-Craven (Vice-Chair)
Bill Erickson 
Blake Esselstyn
Ted Figura (Chair)
Dennis Flanagan 
Thomas House
William Norton
Jay Orfield
Robert Parrish
George Webb

CAC ByLaws