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DERPO is organized into two committees: the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC).

Transportation Advisory Committee

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is the official board that governs the RPO. The TAC is comprised of one county commissioner and one municipal elected official for each participating county along with one N.C. Board of Transportation Member.

TAC Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every other month at 10am at ECC offices in New Bern.

TAC Members




Carteret County Commissioner Commissioner Chris Chadwick, Carteret County
Carteret County Municipal Councilman Bill Taylor, Town of Morehead City  
Craven County Commissioner Commissioner Chadwick Howard, Craven County Vice-Chair
Craven County Municipal Mayor Dred Mitchell, Town of Cove City
Jones County Commissioner Commissioner James Harper, Jones County
Jones County Municipal Mayor Darlene Spivey, Town of Trenton
Pamlico County Commissioner Commissioner Candy Bohmert, Pamlico County
Pamlico County Municipal Commissioner Brandi Robertson, Town of Arapahoe Chair
NCDOT Board of Transportation Merrie Jo Alcoke, Division 2 Representative

Technical Coordinating Committee

The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) is a technical review committee for the TAC. The TCC is comprised of appointments from all participating local governments within the DERPO region and NCDOT staff. The TCC reviews issues and makes recommendations to the TAC.

TCC Meetings are held the next to last Tuesday of every other month at 10am at ECC offices in New Bern and also virtually via Zoom.

TCC Members

Carteret County
Assistant County Manager/Planning Director Gene Foxworth
Economic Development Director Rod Kirk
Transportation Director (CCATS) Patrick Flanagan
Beaufort-Morehead City Airport Authority (MRH) Janey Mason
Town of Atlantic Beach Jennifer Ansell
Town of Bogue Shawne Southard
Town of Cedar Point David Rief
Town of Cape Carteret Frank Rush
Town of Peletier Bea Cunningham
Town of Indian Beach Tim White
Town of Emerald Isle Matt Zapp
Town of Beaufort Todd Clark
Town of Newport William Shanahan
Town of Pine Knoll Shores Charlie Rocci
Town of Morehead City Sandi Watkins
Carteret Transportation Committee Vacant
Craven County
County Manager Jack Veit
Planning/Economic Development - County Chad Strawn, Vice-Chair
Craven Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) Director (covers Jones and Pamlico Counties) Kelly Walker
City of Havelock Katrina Marshall
Town of Cove City Lydia Monette
Town of Dover Angela Weldin
Town of Vanceboro Beverly Drake
Pamlico County
County Manager Tim Buck
Planning/Economic Development - County Beth Bucksot, Chair
Town of Alliance Linda Marshall
Town of Oriental Diane Miller
Town of Mesic Vacant
Town of Arapahoe Vacant
Town of Bayboro Joan Spain Leary
Town of Vandemere Tom Woodruff
Town of Minnesott Beach Carolyn Braly
Town of Stonewall Vacant
Jones County
County Manager Franky Howard
Economic Development - County John Bender
Town of Trenton Glenn Spivey
Town of Pollocksville Toni Floyd
Town of Maysville Schumata Brown
Division 2 Engineer Jeremy Stroud
Division 2 Planning Engineer Len White
Division 2 Corridor Development Engineer Roham Lahiji
Transportation Planning Division Amanda Killian
N.C. State Ports Authority Stephanie Ayers
N.C. Ferry Division Catherine Peele
N.C. Highway Patrol Vacant
Jacksonville MPO Admin Stephanie Kutz
New Bern MPO Admin Deanna Trebil
Cherry Point Representative Ethan Brogden
Camp Lejeune Representative Tim McCurry
Integrated Mobility Division Kim Nguyen

TCC and TAC Agenda, Minutes, and Presentations


Director, Down East Rural Planning Organization

Vacant [Currently being covered by Micajah (Mickey) Anderson

(252) 638-3185 ext. 3019 (office)
(252) 571-7183 (cell)

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