Metro is recruiting for citizen representatives to serve on TPAC. To be sure, it’s heavily technocratic, but the several years I spent on TPAC were a tremendous learning experience, and you do get to nudge a little bit on the direction of policy:
September 18, 2009
Dear TPAC Interested Parties:
The Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee (TPAC) is currently seeking community representatives to serve two-year terms beginning January 2010. Three seats on TPAC are currently vacant.
TPAC provides technical input to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) that, in turn, makes recommendations on transportation planning issues to the Metro Council.
The committee seeks individuals with strong interest or expertise in transportation related issues and who can commit to attending regular meetings held during normal working hours.
You may apply online at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=28550. To receive an application form by fax or mail, call Kelsey Newell at 503-797-1916 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due to Metro on Friday, October 16, 2009 by 5 p.m.
Carlotta Collette, Metro Councilor District 2