In January of 2012, the HRTPO welcomed new members to the HRTPO Board. The HRTPO serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads region, and as such, it establishes regional transportation policies, determines allocation of available transportation funds and prioritizes transportation projects for the region.
The new members are:
Anthony Conyers, Jr. (Williamsburg Area Transit Authority) – Voting member
Dolores C. Darden (Isle of Wight) Voting Member
Christopher A. Hutson (Gloucester) Voting Member
Mary K. Jones (James City County) Voting member
JoAnn W. Hall (Isle of Wight) – Voting Alternate
Judith Knudson (Williamsburg) – Voting Alternate
Charles B. Whitehurst (Portsmouth) – Voting Alternate
Colonel Korvin D. Auch (Air Force – Langley) Non-voting
Colonel Thomas R. Wetherington (Army – Langley) Non-voting
The HRTPO Board continually assesses its membership to account for emerging trends or shifts in the area of regional transportation and may add other stakeholders as deemed appropriate. Many Hampton Roads residents don’t realize that in addition to state, federal and military liasions, their elected officials are appointed to serve on the HRTPO Board. These public servants balance the difficult paradox of representing their localities, while crafting solutions that will benefit the entire region, and they perform these duties willingly and without compensation.
In these austere times, budget season requires local governments, and the HRTPO, to make difficult choices and prioritize programs with limited resources available. Tackling issues regionally is an ideal way to take advantage of economies of scale, as well as shared resources and expertise. The HRTPO was founded upon this collective approach to solving problems. It is our goal to provide the localities and citizens of Hampton Roads the highest quality products and services improve the quality of life for all in Hampton Roads.