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 Meeting Agendas, Board Profile and Advisory Committees

The MPO Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the County Courthouse at 315 Court Street (5th floor Assembly Room), Clearwater, Florida. Agendas are published on this page approximately one week before each meeting. The MPO and Pinellas Planning Council (PPC) have a common board. The MPO portion of the agenda begins at 1 PM and the PPC portion follows at 3 PM.

The Next MPO/PPC Meeting

September 09, 2015


July 08, 2015
MPO/PPC Agenda CAC agenda

Presentation Files:

Crash Data Report CAC agenda

Public Participation
Evaluation Report
CAC agenda

2013 Pinellas Crash Data CAC agenda

MPO Meeting




Board meetings are telecast live on Channel 622 (Bright House), Channel 18 (WOW), and Channel 44 (Verizon) and can also be viewed on the Pinellas County website. Re-telecasts can be viewed here.

spc meeting announcements Special Meeting Announcements

Check here for dates, times and locations of special meetings held outside of the regular MPO advisory committee and MPO meeting schedules.

  MPO Board Profiles

The Pinellas County MPO is governed by a 13-member board of elected officials representing municipal governments, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority link to external site (PSTA).  


Jim Kennedy

City of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg City Hall
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

John Morroni

John Morroni
Vice Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Pinellas County Courthouse
315 Court Street
Clearwater , FL 33756

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Joanne "Cookie" Kennedy - Secretary
Representing Belleair Beach, Belleair Shore, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island
1507 Bay Palm Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Doreen Hock-DiPolito

Doreen Hock-DiPolito - Treasurer
City of Clearwater
Clearwater City Hall
P.O. Box 4748
Clearwater, FL 33758-4748

Karen Seel

Karen Seel
Board of County Commissioners
Pinellas County Courthouse
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers
Board of County
Pinellas County
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Julie Ward Bujalski

Julie Ward Bujalski
Representing the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
City of Dunedin
Dunedin City Hall
P.O. Box 1348
Dunedin, FL 34697-1348

Darden Rice

Darden Rice
City of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg City Hall
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
727. 893.7117

image of Kevin Piccarreto
Kevin Piccarreto
Representing Seminole, Kenneth City, Gulfport, South Pasadena, Town of Belleair and Belleair Bluffs
901 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Belleair, FL 33756

Sandra Bradbury

Sandra Bradbury
City of Pinellas Park
Pinellas Park City Hall
P.O. Box 1100
Pinellas Park, FL 33780

Michael Smith

Michael Smith
City of Largo
Largo City Hall
201 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 296
Largo, FL 37779

John Tornga

John Tornga
City of Dunedin
Dunedin City Hall
P.O. Box 1348
Dunedin, FL 34697


Cliff Merz

Cliff Merz
Representing Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor and Oldsmar
City of Safety Harbor
750 Main St.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Whit Blanton

Whit Blanton
Executive Director
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Pinellas County, Florida
310 Court Street,
Clearwater, FL 33756


Click on the dates below to view the minutes.

2015 January 14, February 11, March 11, April 08, May 13, June 10, July Newsletter
2014 January 08, February 12, March 12, April 09, May 14, June 11,
July 09, August (no meeting), September 10 , October 08, November 12, December 10,
2013 January 09, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 08, June 12, July 10, August (no meeting), September 11 , October 09, November 13, December 11

January 26, February 23, March 14, April 11, May 09, June 13, July 11, September 12, October 14, November 14, December 12

2011 December 14, November 09, October 12, September 14, July 13, May 11, April 13, March 09, February 09, January 12


MPO Staff MPO Staff Directory

Name Phone/Email Responsibilities*
Sarah Ward


Division Manager:
Administration of MPO planning program including Long Range Transportation Plan and regional and statewide coordination activity

Al Bartolotta 727-464-5641
Section Manager: Transportation Improvement Program, Public Participation Plan, Unified Planning Work Program, Transportation Disadvantaged Program, Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance
Rodney Chatman 727-464-8214
Section Manager: Transportation system operations and safety monitoring, analysis and reporting. BPAC and TMMAC staff support
Alicia Parinello 727-464-5693
Congestion Management Process, grants management, Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator, TMMAC staff support
Anne Funicello 727-464-5648
TCC, BPAC, LCB administrative support
Carolyn Kuntz 727-464-5655
MPO Board, CAC, TMMAC, STSC administrative support, accounting
Chelsea Favero 727-464-5644
Long Range Transportation Plan, regional coordination, air quality, goods movement, transportation forecast modeling, TCC staff support
Marc Hanger 727-464-5649
Roadway level of service, traffic counts, data collection and management, Community Traffic Safety Team
Robert Feigel 727-464-5645
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program, TIP and TA project information, CAC staff support
Sandy Cuddington 727-464-5653
Crash database maintenance and reporting, GIS mapping and data development, STSC staff support
Sarah Perch 727-464-5695
Transit planning, Transportation Disadvantaged Program, public involvement/outreach, Unified Planning Work Program, LCB staff support
Susan Miller 727-464-5679
Bicycle/pedestrian planning, BPAC and PTSTF staff support
*Acronyms other than "MPO" refer to advisory committees listed in the table below.


 Advisory Committees
to the MPO

Advisory committee members provide input to the MPO to help advisory board meeting identify and address transportation planning issues. To achieve a broad representation of ideas and perspectives, members are drawn from three categories: citizens, professionals (technical, social service, law enforcement, municipal agencies, etc.), and policy (elected officials). Vacancies occur periodically. If you are interested in serving, contact the MPO .


Meeting Date
& Agenda*
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) - assists the MPO by providing input to the transportation planning process that reflects citizens’ views and interests. The 26 members represent the county’s municipalities and the county as a whole. 

Special Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.

Special Meeting Location: PSTA Headquarters:
3201 Scherer Dr.
St. Petersburg, FL

Next Meeting:
August 27, 2015

May 28, 2015
Agenda CAC agenda

Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) - 30 plus-member group comprised of state, regional and local planners, traffic engineers, transit representatives and environmentalists representing transportation and government agencies.  The TCC assists the MPO by reviewing transportation plans and programs and making recommendations based on their technical adequacy.

4th Wednesday
each month
2:00 p.m.

Department Conference Room - 1st floor
310 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756

Next Meeting:
August 26, 2015

June 24, 2015
Agenda agenda

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) - provides MPO with input and direction on bicycle and pedestrian-related issues, plans and policies. The 21-member BPAC includes technical representatives from state, county, and municipal governments, law enforcement personnel and private citizens who are advocates for the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians.

3rd Monday
each month
8:30 a.m.

Department Conference Room - 1st floor
310 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756

Next Meeting:
August 17, 2015

June 15, 2015
Agenda cac agenda

Local Coordinating Board (LCB) - established pursuant to Rule 41-2, F.A.C., as policy and oversight board for the MPO Transportation Disadvantaged Program. There are 15 members representing private and non-profit transportation providers, PSTA, social service agencies, the Pinellas County School Board and private citizens. 

Quarterly every 3rd Tuesday
of the month
9:15 a.m.

Department Conference Room - 1st floor
310 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756

Next Meeting:
Aug. 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

May 19, 2015
Agenda LCB Agenda

Transportation Mobility Management Advisory Committee (TMMAC) - composed of public and private sector transportation planners, engineers, MPO members and representatives from a variety of transportation-related specialties including traffic management, emergency management (includes fire and rescue), law enforcement, transit, communications and tourism.
Twice Per Year
1:30 p.m.

Department Conference Room - 1st floor
310 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756

Next Meeting:

Sep. 02, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015
Agenda pdf

School Transportation Safety Committee (STSC) - composed of local elected officials and school board members, this committee addresses school related transportation access and safety issues and improvement of communication and coordination between transportation agencies and the Pinellas County School Board.

1st Wednesday
every other month
9:00 a.m.

Next Meeting:

Apr. 01, 2015
Agenda STSC agenda

Pinellas Trail
Security Task Force
(PTSTF) - composed of law enforcement officials and county staff. The Task Force monitors and addresses issues related to safety on the Pinellas Trail.
(January, April,
July, October)
Second Tuesday
9 a.m.

Next Meeting:
Oct. 13, 2015

July 14, 2015
Agenda pdf

 Other Committees Supported by the MPO

Meeting Date
& Agenda*
The Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area (TMA) Leadership Group - The TMA Leadership Group consists of nine elected officials from Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas MPOs and two non-voting technical advisors from FDOT and TBARTA. The principal roles of the Leadership Group are to foster a consensus on regional transportation priorities and represent the TMA with a unified voice in discussions with state and federal agencies on transportation and funding matters.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
in the Atkins Conference Room on the 6th Floor at 4030 West Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL
Next Meeting:

Jun. 05, 2015
Agenda TMA link

* Unless specifically noted, all of the meetings listed in the above table above are held at the MPO Conference Room, 310 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida. A schedule for Advisory Committee meetings is listed below. When agendas are ready they will be posted in the "information" column. Typically this occurs approximately one week before the scheduled meeting.

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