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Public Participation Plan

The VLMPO Public Participation Plan is an outline of the decision making roles and responsibilities of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to the public.  The Participation Plan addresses the importance of public input and engagement in the transportation planning process and also provides information on relevant laws surrounding transportation planning.  The MPO strives to ensure that everyone with a stake in transportation decisions are identified and given the opportunity to be involved in the development of policies, programs, and projects that are being proposed in their communities.  Please read our VLMPO Participation Plan below for more information about our role in transportation planning and public engagement.  


VLMPO Participation Plan
USDOT, FHWA, FTA Guide to Transportation Decision Making
USDOT Transportation Toolkit

VLMPO Committee Handbook


Public Notices...
VLMPO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. VLMPO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. VLMPO's website may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can be made available in alternative languages for formats, if requested.

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What is the VLMPO?

The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) is the federally designated transportation planning organization for the Valdosta urbanized area.  The VLMPO conducts  transportation planning for a Metropolitan Planning Area consisting of all of Lowndes County and the cities within it, as well as portions of Berrien, Brooks, and Lanier Counties.


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In May 2002, the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census officially designated Valdosta a new Urbanized Area.  The Federal Highway Act of 1962 requires that urbanized areas have a Comprehensive, Continuous, Cooperative transportation planning process (3-C Process) and thus created the need for the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization. Federal funding is channeled through the VLMPO for transportation projects and programs in the local area. The VLMPO conducts  transportation planning for a Metropolitan Planning Area consisting of all of Lowndes County and the cities within it, as well as portions of Berrien, Brooks, and Lanier Counties. The VLMPO  is made up of three committees; the Policy Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC). Each committee has regular quarterly meetings that are open to the public. Click the link to see the list of Meetings and Agendas

The VLMPO Committees

The Policy Committee is the regional forum for cooperative decision-making by principal local elected officials, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and other planning partners. The Policy Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30am each quarter (March, June, September, and December).
Policy Committee Members

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The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is a technical committee of professional advising the policy committee on technical matters relating to transportation plans and programs.  The TAC is made up of city and county engineers, GDOT District engineers, GDOT planners, local school board representatives, bike and pedestrian advocates, and emergency response officials. The Technical Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:00am each quarter (March, June, September, and December). Click here for information about meetings and agendas.

Technical Advisory Committee Members

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The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) serves as a public information and involvement committee that represents a cross section of the community in diversity and interests. The Citizen's Advisory Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm each quarter (March, June, September, and December).  Click here  for information about meetings and agendas.

Citizens Advisory Committee Members

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