Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
The MPO is a transportation policy-making body made up of representatives from government and transportation agencies with authority and responsibility in metropolitan areas. Federal legislation requires the formation of an MPO for any urbanized area with a population greater than 50,000.
The City of Rocky Mount has served as the Lead Planning Agency for the MPO, which was established in 1992 as the seventeenth North Carolina MPO. After the 2000 Census the MPO boundary was adjusted to include the Town of Nashville. The Town of Sharpsburg was included in the MPO after the 2010 Census.
Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building
331 S. Franklin St.
Rocky Mount Urban Area MPO TAC Members
Local governments in the MPO are represented by an elected official on the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), which is responsible for a continuous, comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning process. Staff members from local planning organizations, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration comprise the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) which reports to the TAC.
- Edgecombe County Commissioner – Evelyn Powell
- Nash County Commissioner – Robbie Davis
- NC Board of Transportation – Melvin Mitchell
- Rocky Mount City Council – W. B. Bullock (Chairman), Chris Miller, Richard Joyner
- Nashville Town Council – Louise Hinton
- Sharpsburg Town Council – David Pride