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Committees

Two committees shape the decision making process of the Houma-Thibodaux MPO. The Policy Committee is the official decision making body, and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) advises the MPO on technical matters of projects, plans, and programs.

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Policy Committee

The Policy Committee serves as the official decision making body for the MPO. The Policy Committee oversees how federal transportation dollars are spent in the transportation study area. The Policy Committee’s responsibilities include the review and approval of all plans, programs, and projects. It is comprised of elected officials from region within the MPO’s study area.

The Policy Committee is composed of ten voting members and one non-voting member.

Voting Members:
Dirk Guidry (MPO Policy Committee Chairman), TPCG Council Member
Tommy Eschete (MPO Policy Committee Vice-Chairman), Mayor, City of Thibodaux
Ron Animashaun, Mayor, Village of Napoleonville
James Cantrelle, President, Lafourche Parish
Christa Duplantis-Prather, TPCG Council Member
Gordon Dove, President, TPCG
Al Marmande, TPCG Council Member
Chris Morvant, District 02 Administrator, LADOTD
Ed Reinhardt, Mayor, Town of Lockport
Luci Sposito, Lafourche Parish Council Member
Martin Triche, President, Assumption Parish Police Jury
Arlanda Williams, TPCG Council Member

Non-voting Member:
Laura Phillips, Federal Highway Administration

Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews plans, programs, projects, studies, and reports and provides the MPO with recommendations concerning them. The TAC is represented by all agencies involved in the transportation planning process. Participants on the TAC include municipalities, parishes, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the Federal Highway and Transit Administration and other selected transportation interests.

TAC Members Include:
Director of Planning and Zoning, TPCG
Director of Public Works, TPCG
Engineering Division, TPCG
Operations Manager, Roads and Bridges Division, TPCG
Public Transit Manager, TPCG
Public Works Director, Lafourche Parish
Planning Department, Lafourche Parish
Parish Manager/Public Works Director, Assumption Parish
Public Works Director, City of Thibodaux
Grants Director, City of Thibodaux
Grants Director, Lafourche Parish
Mayor, Town of Lockport
Office of Planning and Programming, LADOTD
District 02 Traffic Engineer, LADOTD
District 02 Maintenance Engineer, LADOTD
Public Transportation Administrator, LADOTD
Federal Highway Administration
Terrebonne Economic Development Authority
Terrebonne Parish Chamber of Commerce
Lafourche Parish Chamber of Commerce