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Orange County Commissioner Elected Chair of Statewide Transportation Board

Orange County Commissioner Mayra Uribe has been elected chairperson of the Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council’s (MPOAC) governing board.

This statewide organization improves transportation planning by sharing best practices, coordinating among Florida’s 27 transportation planning organizations (MPOs) and doing advocacy work.

Uribe serves as MetroPlan Orlando Board Chair, where she has increased her role in shaping transportation in Central Florida.

“We know with you at the helm, MPOAC has a great year in store. We appreciate your passion for transportation and thank you for all you do, Commissioner Uribe,” MetroPlan Orlando stated.

Commissioner Uribe said she is “honored for the opportunity to increase my participation in transportation in the state of Florida.”

She currently represents Orange County District 3 on the Board of County Commissioners.

The MPOAC assists MPOs in carrying out the urbanized area transportation planning process by serving as the principal forum for collective policy discussion.

The organization is made up of a 27 member Governing Board consisting of local elected officials from each of the MPOs and a Staff Directors’ Advisory Committee consisting of the staff directors from each of the MPOs. The MPOAC also includes a Policy and Technical Subcommittee, a Freight and Rail Committee,  and other committees as assigned by the Governing Board. The Policy and Technical Subcommittee annually prepares legislative policy positions and develops initiatives to be advanced during Florida’s legislative session. The MPOAC actively participates in the activities of the national Association of MPOs (AMPO) and the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) in Washington DC and works with other stakeholder groups to help shape state and national policy regarding metropolitan transportation issues.

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