Policy Committee

The Middle Rogue MPO Policy Committee (PC) meets on the third Thursday of each month, unless canceled for lack of agenda items. Meetings normally begin at 2:30 p.m. and are currently held at the Courtyard Conference Room at Grants Pass City Hall, 101 NW ‘A’ Street in Grants Pass, Oregon. Current transportation issues are discussed and status reports on transportation studies and projects are given. After discussions are completed, policy actions are taken that include adoption of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), revisions to the documents or the Middle Rogue Regional Transportation Plan (MR RTP), and adoption of resolutions related to current transportation issues.

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The Policy Committee makes difficult decisions in a cooperative manner. However, the Policy Committee’s responsibilities do not begin and end with making decisions. Policy members are responsible to the residents of the region for the quality of transportation services and for the impact of transportation on their overall quality of life. Policy Committee members share the responsibility for making sure that the major transportation issues of today and tomorrow are dealt with fairly and properly.
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Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is composed of planning and public works staff from the MRMPO member jurisdictions. TAC members review and approve transportation planning related policies and programs prior to formal adoption by the Policy Committee. The TAC meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Courtyard Conference Room, 101 NW ‘A’ Street, Grants Pass City Hall, in Grants Pass, Oregon.

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Policy Committee Members

Valerie Lovelace, Chair City of Grants Pass
Mike Baker, Vice Chair Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Barry Eames City of Grants Pass
Rick Dyer Jackson County
Pete Newport City of Gold Hill
Dan DeYoung Josephine County
Ryan Hess City of Rogue River
Rick Riker City of Grants Pass
Robert Brandes Josephine County

TAC Members

Name Organization
Wade Elliot, Chair City of Grants Pass
Scott Chancey, Vice Chair Josephine County Transit
Dan Roberts Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Dick Converse City of Gold Hill
Ian Horlacher Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Jason Canady City of Grants Pass
John Vial Jackson County
Josh LeBombard Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD)
Michael Bollweg Rogue River
Neil Burgess Josephine County