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Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) includes representatives from all of the TPO’s member jurisdictions, as well as, transit agency and school board representatives. The smaller cities are often represented by the city manager while the larger cities appoint a planner or engineer. The TAC makes regular recommendations to the TPO Board on technical issues and other action items.



Bob Wiegers (designee for City Manager),Bartow

Vice Chairperson

Tess Schwartz, City of Lakeland

 Voting Members

  • Julie Womble (designee for City Manager), Auburndale
  • Bob Wiegers (designee for City Manager), Bartow
  • Jennifer Codo-Salisbury (designee for Executive Director), Central Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Roman Perez (designee for City Manager), Davenport
  • Lorraine Peterson (designee for Town Manager), Dundee
  • Thomas Ernharth (City Manager), Eagle Lake
  • Jan Bagnall (City Manager), Fort Meade
  • Nicole McDowell (designee for City Manager), Frostproof
  • Lorraine Peterson, Haines City
  • Ameé Bailey (designee for City Manager), Lake Alfred
  • Chris Kirby (designee for Town Administrator), Lake Hamilton
  • Autumn Cochella (designee for City Manager), Lake Wales
  • Tess Schwartz, City of Lakeland Planning 
  • Chuck Barmby (Transportation Planner) , Lakeland (Transportation)
  • Vacant (Manager, Traffic Operations), Lakeland (Public Works)
  • Carlie Flagler (designee for Director), Lakeland Area Mass Transit District
  • Richard Johnson (City Manager), Mulberry
  • Kathy Delp (designee for City Manager), Polk City
  • Ben Ziskal (Land Development Director), Polk County (Land Development)
  • Bill Skelton (designee for Roads and Drainage Director), Polk County (Roads and Drainage)
  • Vacant, Polk County (Transit Services)
  • Joshua McLemore, Polk County School Board
  • Sean Byers (designee for City Manager), Winter Haven (City Manager)
  • Michael Carnevale (Public Works Director), Winter Haven (Public Works)


Meeting Calendar

Meetings are held at 9:30 in Room 413 of the Polk County Administration Building - 330 W. Church St. Bartow

  • January 25, 2024
  • March 28, 2024
  • May 23, 2024
  • July 25, 2024
  • September 26, 2024
  • December 5, 2024