Policy Committee

The Middle Rogue MPO Policy Committee (PC) meets on the third Thursday of each month, unless canceled for lack of agenda items. Meetings normally begin at 2:30 p.m. and are currently held at the Courtyard Conference Room at Grants Pass City Hall, 101 NW ‘A’ Street in Grants Pass, Oregon. Current transportation issues are discussed and status reports on transportation studies and projects are given. After discussions are completed, policy actions are taken that include adoption of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), revisions to the documents or the Middle Rogue Regional Transportation Plan (MR RTP), and adoption of resolutions related to current transportation issues.

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The Policy Committee makes difficult decisions in a cooperative manner. However, the Policy Committee’s responsibilities do not begin and end with making decisions. Policy members are responsible to the residents of the region for the quality of transportation services and for the impact of transportation on their overall quality of life. Policy Committee members share the responsibility for making sure that the major transportation issues of today and tomorrow are dealt with fairly and properly.
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Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is composed of planning and public works staff from the MRMPO member jurisdictions. TAC members review and approve transportation planning related policies and programs prior to formal adoption by the Policy Committee. The TAC meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Courtyard Conference Room, 101 NW ‘A’ Street, Grants Pass City Hall, in Grants Pass, Oregon.

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Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

The MRMPO Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of appointed citizens from five citizen involvement areas and four interest categories who make recommendations to the MPO from the public’s perspective on proposed long-range transportation plans, project plans, priorities for state and federal funding, and other transportation issues.

The CAC meets every month on the second Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and are currently held at the Courtyard Conference Room at the Grants Pass City Hall, 101 NW A Street, Grants Pass, OR.

Council Application:

  • CAC Application Form (You will need to download this form and print it or fill it out in Adobe Reader)

Any vacancies can be found at the bottom of this page in the Membership section.

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Policy Committee Members

Jerry Breckinridge City of Gold Hill
Valerie Lovelace, Chair City of Grants Pass
Rick Riker City of Grants Pass
VACANT City of Grants Pass
Pam VanArsdale City of Rogue River
Dave Dotterrer Jackson County
Robert Brandes Josephine County
Dan DeYoung Josephine County
Mike Baker, Vice Chair Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)

TAC Members

Name Organization
Ryan Nolan City of Gold Hill
Jason Canady City of Grants Pass
Wade Elliot City of Grants Pass
Michael Bollweg City of Rogue River
James Philp , Vice Chair Jackson County
Neil Burgess , Chair Josephine County
Scott Chancey Josephine County Transit
Justin Shoemaker Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Ian Horlacher Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Josh LeBombard Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD)

CAC Members

Name Organization
VACANT City of Gold Hill
David West City of Grants Pass
Judy Garrett City of Grants Pass
Stephen Haydon City of Grants Pass
VACANT City of Rogue River
VACANT Jackson County
Fred Saunders , Vice Chair Josephine County
VACANT Josephine County
Lesley Orr Active Transportation
Trent Carpenter Freight
David Leverenz , Chair Mass Transit