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RPO America to Consider Bylaws Changes

May 27, 2017
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RPO America LogoRural Planning Organizations of America (RPO America) will vote on updates to its bylaws at the business meeting scheduled for June 28 in Denver, Colorado, to be held as part of the National Regional Transportation Conference.  RPO America and its leadership group, the National RPO Council of Peers, were established in June 2006 by the NADO Board of Directors to serve as the national professional association for regional and rural transportation planning professionals, practitioners and other interested stakeholders.  RPO America is a program affiliate of NADO.  The last bylaws update occurred in 2009.

The proposed bylaws changes would make the RPO America bylaws consistent with several aspects of NADO’s bylaws, which were updated in 2015.  Other changes are intended to improve clarity and streamline roles and responsibilities.  The proposed bylaws are available here (PDF), and in a document showing track changes here (PDF).

These changes were recommended by a Bylaws Committee made up of members of the National RPO Council of Peers, including Tom Reinauer (RPO America Chair, Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission), Robert Hiett (RPO America Secretary, Three Rivers Regional Commission), Amy Kessler (North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission), Dan Landon (Nevada County Transportation Commission), and Gena McCullough (Bi-State Regional Commission).

If the bylaws are adopted by RPO America, they will be considered and voted on by the NADO Board of Directors at its next meeting before taking effect.

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