Name Representing Title
Mitchell Austin ( Chair) City of Punta Gorda – Growth Management Department Urban Designer
Mark Gering, P.E * City of Punta Gorda Public Works Department Director
Donald Scott Lee County MPO Director
Chris Whittaker City of North Port Planning, Zoning & Engineering Department Planner
Venkat Vattikuti ( Vice Chair) Charlotte County Public Works Division Chief Engineer
Matthew Trepal Charlotte County Community Development Principal Planner
Richard Kolar Charlotte County Transit Division Sr. Division Mgr. Transit/Fleet
Vacant Charlotte County Ofc. of Emergency Mgmt. Director
Kay Tracy Economic Development Office Redevelopment Manager
Earl Hahn DeSoto Planning & Zoning Department Development Director
Ron Ridenour Charlotte County Airport Authority Executive Director
Richard Duckworth Charlotte County Public Schools Transportation Transportation Director
Deputy Tom Scott Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office District 3 Commander
Advisory Members
Nichole Gwinnett Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council Planner I/Grant Coordinator
Dave Hutchinson Sarasota/Manatee MPO Executive Director
D’Juan Harris Florida Department of Transportation Community Liaison
Debi Stephens Florida Department of Transportation Transit Project Coordinator
Yvonne Arens Florida Department of Transportation Statewide  MPO Liasion
Sheri Powers Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Project Manager
Danielle E. Coles Federal Highway Administration Transportation Planning Specialist
Parris Orr Federal Transit Administration Community Planner