2016 AMPO Annual Conference

The 2016 AMPO Annual Conference Presentations are now available.

The AMPO Annual Conference, held October 25 – 28,  brought together MPO staff, Policy Board members, federal and state employees, and consultants who shared information on a variety of MPO issues.

The Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Toyota Research Institute, Jane Lappin, gave the Keynote address Thursday. Lappin’s experience with public officials, state and local transportation authorities, and the planning community allowed her to lead an engaging discussion with the AMPO membership.

With a dynamic agenda that included 36.50 approved AICP CM credits, the AMPO conference showcased a talented group of presenters.

During the 2016 AMPO Awards, MPOs and individuals were honored for advancing their organizations through the planning process and shaping sustainable regions. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

  • Jim McKenzie, Executive Director of Metroplan, received the Ronald F. Kirby Award for Outstanding Individual Leadership
  • Mid-Ohio RPC for Outstanding Overall Achievement for a TMA MPO
  • Southern Georgia Regional Commission/Valdosta-Lowndes MPO​ for Outstanding Overall Achievement for a non-TMA MPO
  • North Florida TPO for Excellence in MPO Coordination Partnership

Due to the large number of nominations we selected honorable mentions for the categories of Outstanding Overall Achievement for a TMA MPO and Outstanding MPO Partnership and Cooperation:

  • The Honorable Mention for Outstanding Overall Achievement for a TMA MPO was presented to the Broward MPO
  • The Honorable Mention for Outstanding MPO Partnership and Cooperation was presented to the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments

Thank you to all of our honored guests, moderators, speakers, sponsors, and attendees. Be sure to visit AMPO’s Flickr album to view photos from this year’s event!

Finally, AMPO would like to thank our host MPO, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, for all of their support and hard work before and during the conference. We hope all of our attendees enjoyed their stay and were able to fully experience all that Fort Worth, Texas has to offer.

Save the Date:
2017 AMPO Annual Conference
October 17 – 20, 2017