On October 12, 2010, a group of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) from across the Commonwealth of Virginia voted unanimously to form the Virginia Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (VAMPO) and approved the organization’s bylaws. The formation of VAMPO is in response to Virginia House of Delegates Joint Resolution 756, which calls for the MPOs of Virginia to form a Statewide Association, define a mission for that Association, and recommend to the General Assembly what statutory changes, if any, are needed to improve transportation planning and programming in Virginia.
The VAMPO Board of Directors will consist of MPO members, which permits each one of the 14 MPOs in the Commonwealth to be represented by a board member or staff of the MPO. The MPO members of the VAMPO Board of Directors will consist of one representative from each MPO that votes affirmatively to join VAMPO. At its November 2010 meeting, the HRTPO Board approved a resolution to join VAMPO and appointed Mayor Molly Ward, HRTPO Vice-Chair, to be the HRTPO member on the VAMPO Board of Directors. The HRTPO Board designated Mr. Dwight Farmer, HRTPO Executive Director, as the alternate HRTPO member on the VAMPO Board.