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.



Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings are always open to the public. During each meeting, there is a designated time for comments from members of the public. We encourage you to participate in TAC meetings.

Next Technical Advisory Committee Meeting: Monday, May 6, 2024, at 9:30 am.  The meeting schedule is listed below and on the FAMPO 2024 calendar . Three days prior to the meeting, the agenda will be available below beside the meeting’s date.

TAC typically meets on the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is held at the George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) building at 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg 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.

There is also an option to attend the meeting 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 Zoom. If you are unable to join by computer, smartphone, or tablet, you can dial in using your phone: +1 (646) 931-3860 and enter the Meeting ID: 670 833 1159.

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 September 11, 2023

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2024 – AgendaDraft MinutesMinutesVideo Recording

February 5, 2024 – AgendaDraft MinutesMinutesVideo Recording

March 4, 2024 – AgendaDraft MinutesMinutesVideo Recording

April 1, 2024 – AgendaDraft Minutes MinutesVideo Recording

May 6, 2024 – AgendaDraft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

June 3, 2024 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

July 2024 – No Meeting

August 5, 2024 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

September 9, 2024 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

October 7, 2024 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

November 4, 2024 – Agenda – Draft Minutes – Minutes – Video Recording

December 2024 – No Meeting

January 2023 – AgendaMinutes

February 2023 – Agenda  – Minutes

March 2023 – Agenda  – Minutes

April 2023 – Agenda  – Minutes

May 2023 – Agenda  – Minutes

June 2023 – AgendaMinutes

July 2023 – No meeting

August 2023 – Agenda –  Minutes

September 2023 – Agenda –  Minutes

October 2, 2023 – AgendaDraft MinutesMinutesVideo Recording

November 6, 2023 – AgendaDraft MinutesMinutesVideo 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.

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Stafford County

  • Matthew Lehane, Chair
    Transportation Planning and Funding Manager
  • Adam Derrick 
    Supervisory Project Manager
  • Bryon Counsell (alternate)
    Chief Director, Infrastructure
  • Khapel W. Akbari (alternate)
    Project Manager

King George County

  • Nick Minor
    Director of Economic Development
  • Kimberly Cook (alternate) Economic Development Specialist

Caroline County

  • Leon Hughes
    Director of Planning
  • Craig Pennington (alternate)

Spotsylvania County

  • Paul Agnello, First Vice Chair
    Director of Transportation
  • Rodney White
    Transportation Planner
  • Jacob Pastwik (alternate)
    Long Range Planning Manager
  • Mohamed Benomar (alternate) Associate Transportation Planner

Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FXBGo!)

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

City of Fredericksburg

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

VA Dept. of Rail & Public Transportation (DRPT)

  • Amy Garbarini
    Northern Virginia Transit Planner
  • Todd Horsley (alternate)

VA Department of Transportation (VDOT)

  • Cathy Coffey
    Design Engineer
  • Casandra Lord 
    Planning Specialist Senior
  • Susan Gardner (alternate)
    Engineer Technician

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

  • Christine Hoeffner
    Manager, Project Development
  • Nick Ruiz
    Planning Program Manager

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

  • Steven Minor
    Freight Program Manager and Planning Specialist

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC)

  • Robert Schneider
    Executive Director
  • Joe Stainsby (alternate)
    Chief Development Officer


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

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

  • Daniel Koenig
    Community Planner
  • Chelsea Beytas (alternate) Community Planner