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)
    Stephanie Pollack, MassDOT Secretary and CEO
    Designees: David Mohler, MassDOT; John Bechard, Highway Division;
    John Romano, Highway Division
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) (1 vote)
    Steve Poftak, General Manager
    Designees: Samantha Silverberg, Senior Director, Capital Planning; Jillian Linnell
  • MBTA Advisory Board (1 vote)
    Brian Kane, Acting Executive Director
  • Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) (1 vote)
    Lisa Wieland, CEO
    Designee: Laura Gilmore, Senior Transportation Planner/Project Manager
  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) (1 vote)
    Erin Wortman, President
    Designee: Eric Bourassa, Transportation Manager
  • Regional Transportation Advisory Council (1 vote)
    Lenard Diggins, Chair; Scott Zadakis, Vice-Chair
  • City of Boston (2 votes)
    Martin Walsh, Mayor
    Designees: Thomas Kadzis, Boston Transportation Department;
    Jim Fitzgerald, Boston Planning & Development Agency

Elected Members

  • At-Large City, City of Everett (1 vote)
    Term: 2017-2020

    Carlo DeMaria, Mayor
    Designee: Jay Monty, Transportation Planner
  • At-Large Town, Town of Lexington (1 vote)
    Term: 2017-2020
    Douglas M. Lucente, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designees: Richard Canale, Planning Board; Sheila Page, Assistant Planning Director
  • At-Large City, City of Newton (1 vote)
    Term: 2018-2021
    Ruthanne Fuller, Mayor
    Designee: David Koses, Transportation Planning Coordinator
  • At-Large Town, Town of Arlington (1 vote)
    Term: 2018-2021
    Diane M. Mahon, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designee: Daniel Amstutz, Senior Transportation Planner
  • Subregional Representative: North Shore Task Force, City of Beverly (1 vote)
    Term: 2017-2020
    Michael Cahill, Mayor
    Designees: Darlene Wynne, Acting Director of Planning; Denise Deschamps, Economic Development Planner
  • Subregional Representative: SouthWest Advisory Planning Committee, Town of Medway (1 vote)
    Term: 2017-2020
    Dennis Crowley​, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designee: ​Glenn Trindade, Selectman
  • Subregional Representative: North Suburban Planning Council, City of Woburn (1 vote)
    Term: 2018-2021
    Scott D. Galvin, Mayor
    Designee: Tina Cassidy, Planning Director
  • Subregional Representative: Three Rivers Interlocal Council, Town of Norwood/Neponset River Regional Chamber (1 vote)
    Term: 2018-2021
    Paul A. Bishop, 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: 2019-2022
    Joseph Curtatone, 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: 2019-2022
    Yvonne M. Spicer, Mayor
    Designee: Thatcher Kezer III, Chief Operating Officer
  • Subregional Representative: Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination, Town of Acton (1 vote)
    Term: 2019-2022
    Joan Gardner, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designees: John Mangiaratti, Town Manager;
    Austin Cyganiewicz, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Subregional Representative: South Shore Coalition, Town of Rockland (1 vote)
    Term: 2019-2022
    Michael O'Loughlin, Chair, Board of Selectmen
    Designee: Jennifer Constable, Assistant Town Manager

Nonvoting Members

  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
    Jeff McEwen, Massachusetts Division Administrator
    Designee: Kenneth Miller, Assistant Division Administrator
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
    Peter Butler, Acting Regional Administrator, FTA Region 1
    Designees: Kristen Wood, Director, Office of Planning and Programming Development;
    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.