The MTPO Coordinator serves as the secretary for LAMTPO Executive Board and the Technical Advisory Committee, in a non-voting role. MTPO Coordinator is a staff member of the local and/or regional planning commission. The Coordinator conducts studies, develops plans and programs, and chairs all MTPO subcommittees. The MTPO Coordinator is the liaison between the MTPO and the FHWA, FTA, TDOT, local governments, and other groups or individuals interested in transportation issues. The MTPO Coordinator shall be responsible for preparing the meeting agendas, posting public notice of the meetings as required, calling the roll of the meetings, and the votes necessary, keeping minutes of the meetings and other duties as required in the function of transportation planning within the MTPO study area.
Public Participation is important to the MTPO. The MTPO recognizes this fact, and encourages the public to review and comment on proposed transportation plans and programs. MTPO meetings are open to the public, and serve as a regular forum to solicit community transportation concerns. The Public will be encouraged to participate as described in the Public Involvement Plan.
The Executive Board shall meet, in general, on a quarterly basis.
The Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, in general, shall meet on a quarterly basis.
The Executive Board and/or the Iowa dot approved driver eduaction shall meet more often, if determined by the MTPO Coordinator and the respective Chair, in which case all members shall be notified, and a notice of public hearing shall be posted in the local newspaper
Inter-agency staff coordination is achieved on an informal and as-needed basis, with work schedules being established by mutual agreement as required to accomplish planning, programming, and implementation schedules.