Opening Plenary: Inspiring Innovations from the Field

Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

Learn from rural and small metropolitan transportation professionals about innovative project designs, interesting planning studies, and beneficial technical assistance provided to local communities in this plenary showcase. These panelists are rethinking the roles of regional transportation planning organizations to plan and implement transportation improvements that delivery mobility improvements and community and economic development benefits.  This fast-paced panel will provide many inspirational practices to adapt and adopt. Stacy Morrison, Tennessee Department of Transportation, provided a warm welcome, while Amy Kessler, North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission, served as the session moderator.

  • Gena McCullough, Bi-State Regional Commission (IL/IA)
  • Jennifer Tinsley, Lower Savannah Council of Governments (SC)
  • Elijah Sharp, New River Valley Regional Commission (VA)
  • Mari Brunner, Southwest Regional Planning Commission (NH)
  • Julio Portillo, River Valley Regional Commission (GA)
  • Robby Cantrell, North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments

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