Citizen Advisory Committee


The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) assists the Metropolitan Planning Organization by providing input to the transportation planning process that reflects the citizens' views and attitudes. CAC members represent a general cross section of the citizens of Sarasota and Manatee counties including the cities within the counties. CAC representatives are recommended for appointment by their respective units of local government and are appointed by the MPO Board.

CAC meetings are usually held at 5 PM and held in the main conference room at the MPO offices, 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota. The MPO occasionally has special meetings which will be posted on this website. The public are always welcome and are encouraged to participate during the public input portion of all meetings. 

CAN Policy - Adopted September 23, 2019

CAC Agendas and Minutes

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Members

There are 28 appointed members of the CAC apportioned as follows:

16 citizens residing in the following areas:

  • 3 Unincorporated-Manatee County
  • 3 Unincorporated-Sarasota County
  • 2 City of Bradenton
  • 2 City of Sarasota
  • 1 Town of Longboat Key
  • 1 City of Palmetto
  • 1 City of Venice
  • 2 City of North Port
  • 1 Island Transportation Planning Organization (ITPO)
  • 12 citizens at large, 6 residents appointed from each county to include the following representation:
    • A minimum of one citizen for each county representing the disabled;
    • A minimum of one citizen for each county representing minorities; and
    • Four members appointed from each county to ensure adequate representation from all geographic areas of the region, and to include groups having civic, community and economic interests.

If you would like information on how to become a CAC member contact the MPO office, at 941-359-5772 or email Rachel McClain at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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