Technical Advisory Committee

Members of the Technical Advisory Committee actively engaging and sitting at the conference table at Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

About the Committee 

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was established to advise, provide expertise, and assess FAMPO’s plans and programs. TAC is comprised primarily of engineers, planners, and other professionals who represent local governments and transportation agencies. These individuals serve in an advisory capacity by providing recommendations to the FAMPO Policy Committee based on current technical sufficiency, accuracy and completeness of studies, plans, and programs.



TAC typically meets on the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) building at 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Attendees may park behind the GWRC building in spaces reserved for GWRC staff or on the street as signs permit. Enter the GWRC parking lot from Charles Street, see map. Please check our online calendar for changes to the normal schedule and location.

All meetings listed below are open to the public and public participation is encouraged. There is a time designated for public comment.

Next Technical Advisory Committee Meeting: Monday, February 6, 2023, at 9:30 am.  The meeting will be held in-person at 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Three days prior to the meeting, the agenda will be available in the section below. Although the meeting will be held in-person, there is an option to attend virtually (committee members must provide advance notice of intent to attend virtually). In order to view documents being shared, you will want to join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by visiting: For your smartphone or tablet, you may search your app store for Webex Meetings. If you are unable to join by computer, smartphone, or tablet, you can dial in using your phone: 1 (650) 479-3208 Access Code: 2630-410-3125

Participation Assistance

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the GWRC/FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.

Committee Bylaws

View Technical Advisory Committee Bylaws – Adopted September 29, 2009/Amended November 9, 2020

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2023 – AgendaDraft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

February 6, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

March 6, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

April 3, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

May 1, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes– Video Recording

June 5, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

July 2023 – No Meeting

August 7, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

September 11, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

October 2, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

November 6, 2023 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

December 2023 – No Meeting

Find below meeting agendas and minutes compiled by year. Please also visit our Technical Advisory Committee playlist on YouTube, where video recordings of each meeting are available.

Meeting minutes
Meeting agendas

Meetings minutes
Meeting agendas


Stafford County

  • Mr. Bryon Counsell
    Public Works Director of Capital Construction
  • Mr. Matthew Lehane 
    Transportation Planner
  • Mr. Adam Derrick (alternate)
    Transportation Project Manager
  • Mr. Khapel W. Akbari (alternate)
    Transportation Project Manager

King George County

  • Mr. Nick Minor
    Director of Economic Development
  • Ms. Kimberly Wilson
    (alternate) Economic Development Specialist

Caroline County

  • Mr. Mike Finchum
    Director of Planning
  • Mr. Craig Pennington (alternate)

Spotsylvania County

  • Mr. Paul Agnello, Second Vice Chair
    Assistant Director for Transportation Planning
  • Mr. Rodney White
    Transportation Planner
  • Mr. Jacob Pastwik (alternate)
    Planner III
  • Mr. Mohamed Benomar (alternate) Associate Transportation Planner

FREDericksburg Regional Transit (FRED)

  • Ms. Melody Fowler
    Deputy Director of Public Transit
  • Mr. R. Craig Reed
    (alternate) Policy/Planning & Compliance

City of Fredericksburg

  • Ms. Jamie Jackson, Chair 
    Director of Public Transit
  • Mr. Bassam Amin
    City Engineer
  • Mr. Mike Craig (alternate)
    Senior Planner

VA Dept. of Rail & Public Transportation (DRPT)

  • Ms. Amy Garbarini
    Northern Virginia Transit Planner
  • Vacant (alternate)

VA Department of Transportation (VDOT)

  • Ms. Michelle Shropshire
    Assistant Fredericksburg District Administrator for Preliminary Engineering
  • Mr. Stephen Haynes
    District Planning Manager
  • Ms. Susan Gardner (alternate)
    Engineer Technician

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

  • Ms. Christine Hoeffner
    Manager, Project Development
  • Mr. Nick Ruiz
    Planning Program Manager

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

  • Mr. Steven Minor
    Freight Program Manager and Planning Specialist

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC)

  • Dr. Bob Schneider
    Executive Director
  • Mr. Joe Stainsby
    (alternate) Chief Development Officer


  • Ms. Kate Gibson,
    GWRC Interim Executive Director
  • Ms. Leigh Anderson,
    (alternate) Assistant Director

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

  • Vacant
  • Vacant