Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)

The TPO Board is comprised of elected officials including all 5 county commissioners and representatives from 15 of the 17 municipalities in Polk County.  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is represented as a non-voting member, and several Board members also serve on the board of directors for local transit agencies.

The TPO Board adopts and maintains a long-range multi-modal transportation plan that includes highway, public transportation, passenger rail, pedestrian, bicycle and multi-use trail improvements.  It establishes local priorities for the use of federal and state funds on transportation projects.  Annually, the Board adopts a Transportation Improvement Program that includes the FDOT’s Five Year Work Program and implements the long-range plan.  

Upcoming Events

CHAIRPERSON
Mayor Pro Tem Nat Birdsong Winter Haven
VICE CHAIRPERSON
Mayor Charles Lake Lake Alfred
VOTING MEMBERS
Commissioner Martha Santiago Polk County BoCC
Commissioner John Hall Polk County BoCC
Commissioner Bill Braswell Polk County BoCC
Commissioner Rick Wilson Polk County BoCC
Commissioner George Lindsey Polk County BoCC
Mayor Bill Mutz Lakeland
Commissioner Phil Walker Lakeland
Commissioner Sara McCarley Lakeland
Commissioner Justin Troller  Lakeland
Commissioner Bill Read Lakeland
Commissioner Scott Franklin Lakeland
Commissioner William Twyford Winter Haven
Mayor Eugene Fultz Lake Wales
Commissioner Keith Cowie Auburndale
Commissioner Roy Tyler Haines City
Vice Mayor Scott Sjoblom Bartow
SOUTH COUNTY BLOCK MEMBERS
Commissioner Collins Smith (Alternate 1) Mulberry
Vice Mayor Jon Albert (Alternate 2) Frostproof
Commissioner Jim Watts (Alternate 3) Fort Meade
EAST COUNTY BLOCK MEMBERS
Commissioner Willie Quarles (Voting Member) Dundee
Commissioner Steven Metosh Sr. (Alternate 2) Eagle Lake
Commissioner Brandon Kneeld (Alternate 3) Davenport
Mayor Joe LaCascia Polk City
Mayor Marlene Wagner (Alternate 4) Frostproof
Mayor Charles Lake (Alternate 5) Lake Alfred
ADVISORY MEMBERS
L.K. Nandam FDOT District 1 Secretary
Tom Deardorff Polk TPO Executive Director
Randy Mink Polk TPO Attorney









2019