Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)

The TPO Board is comprised of elected officials including all 5 county commissioners and representatives from 15 of the 17 municipalities in Polk County.  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is represented as a non-voting member, and several Board members also serve on the board of directors for local transit agencies.

The TPO Board adopts and maintains a long-range multi-modal transportation plan that includes highway, public transportation, passenger rail, pedestrian, bicycle and multi-use trail improvements.  It establishes local priorities for the use of federal and state funds on transportation projects.  Annually, the Board adopts a Transportation Improvement Program that includes the FDOT’s Five Year Work Program and implements the long-range plan.  

TPO Bylaws

Upcoming Events

CHAIRPERSON
Mayor Pro Tem Nat Birdsong Winter Haven
VICE CHAIRPERSON
Mayor Charles Lake Lake Alfred
VOTING MEMBERS
Commissioner Todd Dantzler Polk County BoCC
Commissioner John Hall Polk County BoCC
Commissioner Bill Braswell Polk County BoCC
Commissioner Melony Bell Polk County BoCC
Commissioner George Lindsey Polk County BoCC
Mayor Bill Mutz Lakeland
Commissioner Phil Walker Lakeland
Commissioner Michael Dunn Lakeland
Commissioner Justin Troller  Lakeland
Commissioner Bill Read Lakeland
Commissioner Scott Franklin Lakeland
Commissioner William Twyford Winter Haven
Mayor Eugene Fultz Lake Wales
Commissioner Keith Cowie Auburndale
Commissioner Roy Tyler Haines City
Commissionerr Pat Huff  Bartow
SOUTH COUNTY BLOCK MEMBERS
Commissioner Rodney Cannon (Voting Member) Frostproof
Commissioner Barbara Manley (Alternate 1) Fort Meade
Commissioner Collins Smith (Alternate 2) Mulberry
EAST COUNTY BLOCK MEMBERS
Mayor Marlene Wagner (Voting Member) Lake Hamilton
Mayor Charles Lake (Alternate 1) Lake Alfred
Commissioner Willie Quarles (Alternate 2) Dundee
Commissioner Michael Burdelak (Alternate 3) Eagle Lake
Commissioner Bobby Lynch (Alternate 4) Davenport
Mayor Joe LaCascia (Alternate 5) Polk City
ADVISORY MEMBERS
L.K. Nandam FDOT District 1 Secretary
Randy Mink Polk TPO Attorney
Tom Deardorff Polk TPO Executive Director