The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of residents and business persons from around the region. Members are appointed by the TBARTA Board and volunteer their time to advise the Board on a range of issues that affect TBARTA and the region. The appointment is for a two-year term, with an opportunity for reappointment thereafter.

The role of the CAC includes:

  • Providing region-oriented advice to the Authority regarding the development and implementation of a multimodal transportation master plan
  • Representing a wide range of stakeholder interests and community organizations
  • Evaluating proposals and proposed solutions from a citizen's perspective
  • Promoting public awareness and participation in the planning and implementation of the Master Plan and helping disseminate information to local citizen groups.

Because the CAC is created to provide broad community engagement into the planning process and because a key responsibility of CAC members is to assist with increasing public awareness and participation, it is preferred that members be leaders of a recognized group or organization. Members may not be transportation agency staff.

To ensure the Committee includes a cross-section of the region's population, criteria used by the Board for appointment may include, but not be limited to:

  • Membership in business, civic, and environmental organizations
  • Member of senior, low-income, minority, and/or disabled populations
  • Demonstrated interest in transportation or other public policy advocacy
  • Experience in working with local jurisdictions on regional issues
  • Previous community service
  • Professional expertise and qualifications

CAC Members

Note: Alternates are not required and are appointed at the discretion of the Board member for that county/city/committee

Bob Henion

At Large

Bob Widmar

At Large

Bill Roberts

At Large

Alan Garman

Hernando County

Hoyt Prindle

HIllsborough County

Richard Bedford

Manatee County

Kelly Miller

Pasco County

Richard Balkcom

Pasco County (alt.)

Travis Norton

Pinellas County

Leonardo Dosoretz

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

Bill Jonson

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

David Goodwin

City of St. Petersburg

Tyler John Hudson

City of Tampa

(Open)

Hernando/Citrus MPO

Rick Richmond

Hillsborough County MPO

Nicole Rice

Hillsborough County MPO (alt.)

Christie Zimmer

Pasco County MPO

Karen Mullins

Pinellas County MPO

Caron Schwartz

Pinellas County MPO (alt.)

Walter O’Rouke

Polk County TPO

(Open)

Sarasota/Manatee MPO (Advisory Member)