Put Your Stamp on Transportation in our Region

Metro’s TPAC (Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee) is seeking four new citizen representatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the details of how transportation works in our region and push and tug a bit to shape it in a better direction. The primary skill requirement is the ability to park yourself in a chair for four hours a month without going crazy.

Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee (TPAC) is seeking citizens interested in transportation issues to serve on the panel starting January 2011. Four community positions are currently open; three are two-year terms and one is a one-year position intended to fill an upcoming vacancy.

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.

Citizen members of TPAC are selected through an application, interview and appointment process. Metro staff and council JPACT members will conduct interviews and recommend candidates for the Metro council president to nominate. Candidates nominated by the council president must be confirmed by the Metro council.

Apply online at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=28550 or complete the attached application and return to:

Metro, Council Office
Attn: Kelsey Newell
600 NE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97232

Applications are due to Metro on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 by 5 p.m.


2 Responses to Put Your Stamp on Transportation in our Region

  1. jimkarlock
    September 21, 2010 at 5:03 am Link

    Think I’d get appointed if I applied?


  2. Chris Smith
    September 21, 2010 at 7:42 am Link

    There was someone from Casacde Policy Institute for a while, so there is clearly openness to a variety of perspectives.

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