This new group was created so that MPO leaders can share ideas, experiences, and expertise with their peers. Topics for future meetings include:
- Staffing, Retention, and Succession Planning
- Strategic Plans
- Educating your Board
- Contracting and Consultants
- Data and Software Acquisition
- Organizational Culture and Staff Development
Leadership meets 1 hour each month to plan meetings and discuss news. This may grow to include in-person meetings in the coming years.
The MPO Leadership Forum meets quarterly. Each leadership member will help AMPO staff identify a topic, find speakers , and moderate 1 meeting per year.
MyAMPO will have a forum for this group. Leadership is expected to help monitor and respond to forum posts to encourage conversation.
Each leadership member serves equally to collaborate and plan the year’s worth of meetings. Eligibility restricted to Executive Directors, Transportation Directors, and MPO Directors.
Christopher Evilia has been a professional transportation planner since 1995 with tenures at the Tuscaloosa, Alabama MPO, Waco, Texas MPO and currently at the Lexington, Kentucky Area MPO. Mr. Evilia is the planning manager and director of the Lexington Area MPO overseeing the 2 county planning area, providing long-range transportation policy direction and coordinating regional project development. Prior to coming to Lexington, Mr. Evilia was the Director of the Waco, Texas MPO for 18 years.
Anna Gremling earned both her B.A. and Master’s degrees in Public Administration at Grand Valley State University. Anna moved to Indianapolis in 2005 to work in the private sector, joined the Indianapolis MPO in 2008 and was named Executive Director in 2012.
Jackson C Fox
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