Boston Region MPO - Membership

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The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is composed of 22 voting members and 2 nonvoting members. The current member entities and representatives are listed below.

Voting Members

Permanent Members

  • Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) (3 votes)
    Gina Fiandaca, MassDOT Secretary and CEO
    Designees: David Mohler, MassDOT; John Bechard, Highway Division;
    John Romano, Highway Division
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) (1 vote)
    Jeff Gonneville, Interim General Manager
    Designees: Jillian Linnell, Director, Capital Planning; Laura Gilmore, Director of Strategic Transit
    Planning; Ali Kleyman, Senior Manager, Capital Program Planning
  • MBTA Advisory Board (1 vote)
    Brian Kane, Executive Director
    Designee: Amira Patterson, Transportation Planner
  • Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) (1 vote)
    Lisa Wieland, CEO
    Designees: Sarah K. Lee, Senior Transportation Planner; Joel Barrera, Director of Strategic and Business Planning
  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) (1 vote)
    Marc Draisen, MAPC Executive Director
    Designee: Eric Bourassa, Transportation Manager
  • Regional Transportation Advisory Council (1 vote)
    Lenard Diggins, Chair; Franny Osman, Vice-Chair
  • City of Boston (2 votes)
    Michelle Wu, Mayor
    Designees: Bill Conroy, Boston Transportation Department; Jim Fitzgerald, Boston Planning & Development Agency

Elected Members

  • At-Large City, City of Everett (1 vote)
    Term: 2020-2023
    Carlo DeMaria, Mayor
    Designees: Jay Monty, Transportation Planner, Eric Molinari, Transportation Planner
  • At-Large Town, Town of Brookline (1 vote)
    Term: 2020-2023
    Heather Hamilton, Chair, Select Board
    Designees: Rob King, Director of Transportation and Engineering; Dan Martin, Transportation Department; Mike Sandman, Select Board Member
  • At-Large City, City of Newton (1 vote)
    Term: 2021-2024
    Ruthanne Fuller, Mayor
    Designees: David Koses, Transportation Planning Coordinator; Jason Sobel, Department of Public Works; Joshua Ostroff, Department of Planning and Development
  • At-Large Town, Town of Arlington (1 vote)
    Term: 2021-2024
    Lenard Diggins, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designee: Claire Ricker, Planning Director
  • Subregional Representative: North Shore Task Force, City of Beverly (1 vote)
    Term: 2020-2023
    Michael Cahill, Mayor
    Designees: Darlene Wynne, Director of Planning & Development; Dylan Lukitsch, Economic Development Planner
  • Subregional Representative: SouthWest Advisory Planning Committee, Town of Medway (1 vote)
    Term: 2020-2023
    Dennis Crowley, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designee: Peter Pelletier, Director, Department of Public Works
  • Subregional Representative: North Suburban Planning Council, Town of Burlington (1 vote)
    Term: 2021-2024
    Nicholas Priest, Select Board Chair
    Designee: Melisa Tintocalis, Economic Development Director
  • Subregional Representative: Three Rivers Interlocal Council, Town of Norwood/Neponset River Regional Chamber (1 vote)
    Term: 2021-2024
    William J. Plasko, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designees: Tom O'Rourke, Neponset River Regional Chamber President/CEO;
    Steve Olanoff
  • Subregional Representative: Inner Core Committee, City of Somerville (1 vote)
    Term: 2022-2025
    Katjana Ballantyne, Mayor
    Designees: Thomas Bent, Mayor’s Liaison;
    Brad Rawson, Director of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subregional Representative: MetroWest Regional Collaborative, City of Framingham (1 vote)
    Term: 2022-2025
    Charlie Sisitsky, Mayor
    Designees: Dennis Giombetti; Michael Tusino, COO; Sarkis Sarkisian, Director of Planning and Community Development
  • Subregional Representative: Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination, Town of Acton (1 vote)
    Term: 2022-2025
    David D. Martin, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designee: Austin Cyganiewicz, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Subregional Representative: South Shore Coalition, Town of Hull (1 vote)
    Term: 2022-2025
    Jennifer Constable, Chair, Select Board

Nonvoting Members

  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
    Joi Singh, Massachusetts Division Administrator
    Designee: Kenneth Miller, Assistant Division Administrator
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
    Peter Butler, Acting Regional Administrator, FTA Region 1
    Designees: Leah Sirmin, Program Manager; Ryan Bartlett, Program Manager

MPO Committees

The MPO currently has three active committees that help accomplish its work:

  • Administration and Finance Committee, to review the MPO staff operating budget, legal matters, and other administrative functions
  • Congestion Management Process (CMP) Committee, to guide the implementation of this process
  • Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee, to provide input on the development of the UPWP and monitor progress on staff’s work

Please refer to the meeting calendar for a schedule of upcoming MPO committee meetings and materials.