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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.  

Roster

Chairperson

Commissioner Charles Lake

Vice Chairperson

Commissioner John Hall, Polk County BoCC

Voting Members

  • Commissioner Martha Santiago, Polk County BoCC
  • Commissioner John Hall, Polk County BoCC
  • Commissioner Bill Braswell, Polk County BoCC
  • Commissioner Rick Wilson, Polk County BoCC
  • Commissioner George Lindsey, Polk County BoCC
  • Mayor Bill Mutz, Lakeland
  • Commissioner Phil Walker, Lakeland
  • Commissioner Sara McCarley, Lakeland
  • Commissioner Chad McLeod, Lakeland
  • Commissioner Bill Read, Lakeland
  • Commissioner Scott Franklin, Lakeland
  • Commissioner Brian Yates, Winter Haven
  • Mayor Pro Tem Nat Birdsong, Winter Haven
  • Mayor Eugene Fultz, Lake Wales
  • Commissioner Jack Myers, Auburndale
  • Commissioner Roy Tyler, Haines City
  • Vice Mayor Scott Sjoblom, Bartow

South County Block Members

  • Commissioner Collins Smith (Alternate 1), Mulberry
  • Vice Mayor Jon Albert (Alternate 2), Frostproof
  • Commissioner Jim Watts (Alternate 3), Fort Meade

East County Block Members

  • Commissioner Willie Quarles (Voting Member), Dundee
  • Commissioner Steven Metosh Sr. (Alternate 2), Eagle Lake
  • Commissioner Jeremy Clark (Alternate 3), Davenport
  • Mayor Joe LaCascia, Polk City
  • Mayor Marlene Wagner (Alternate 4), Frostproof
  • Mayor Charles Lake (Alternate 5), Lake Alfred

Advisory Members

  • L.K. Nandam, FDOT District 1 Secretary C
  • Chandra Frederick, Polk TPO Executive Director
  • Randy Mink, Polk TPO Attorney