The Peanut Belt Rural Planning Organization (PBRPO) is comprised of two committees, the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC).

Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) consists of county elected officials from Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton Counties, a municipal elected official from each of the counties, and the NC Board of Transportation members from NCDOT Divisions 1 and 4.  TAC establishes goals, priorities, and objectives for the PBRPO, reviews and recommends changes to comprehensive transportation plans, reviews and approves the annual plan of work, and prioritizes transportation improvement projects for submission to the NC Department of Transportation.

TAC Committee Members (as of March 1, 2023)

  • Vacant- Bertie County Representative
  • Charles R. Tyner- Northampton County Representative
  • Geneva Riddick-Faulkner- Alternate, Northampton County Representative
  • Vacant- Northampton Municipal Representative
  • Vernon Bryant- Halifax County Representative
  • Linda Brewer- Alternate, Halifax County Representative
  • Eddie Braxton- Scotland Neck, Halifax County Municipal Representative
  • Bud Whitaker- Enfield, Alternate, Halifax County Municipal Representative
  • Andre Lassiter- Alternate, Hertford County Representative
  • John D. Horton- Chair, Hertford County Representative
  • Hal Thomas- Vice Chair, Murfreesboro, Hertford County Municipal Representative
  • Henry Nuss- Harrellsville, Alternate, Hertford County Municipal Representative
  • James Peele- Powellsville, Bertie County Municipal Representative
  • Allen Moran- NCDOT Division 1 Representative, Board of Transportation
  • Melvin Mitchell- NCDOT Division 4 Representative, Board of Transportation

Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)

The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) provides technical expertise and recommendations to the TAC.  Members of the TAC include county manager, planners, economic developers from Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton Counties, NCDOT Division 1 Directors and statewide staff, and the Executive Director of the Choanoke Public Transportation Authority.

TCC Committee Members (as of September 8, 2023)

  • Allen Castelloe- Town Administrator, Windsor
  • Dia Denton- Halifax County Manager
  • Christina Wells- Alternate, Halifax County Assistant Manager
  • Juan Vaughan- Bertie County Manager
  • Vacant- Bertie County EDC
  • Traci White- Bertie County Planning
  • Kevin Patterson- Interim Hertford County Manager
  • Kelly Bowers- Herford County EDC
  • Charles Freeman- Town Council Member, Ahoskie
  • Tyler Hughes- Alternate, Public Works Director, Town of Winton
  • Sara Turner- Herford County GIS & Planning Director
  • Chris Rountree- Halifax County Planning Director
  • Cathy Scott- Chair, Halifax County EDC
  • Kelly Traynham- Roanoke Rapids City Manager
  • David Wise- Alternate, Roanoke Rapids Planning Director
  • Julian Phillips- Northampton County Manager
  • Derrick Bennett- Northampton County EDC
  • Vacant- Northampton County Municipal Rep
  • William Flynn- Northampton County Planning Director
  • Pam Perry- Vice-Chair, Choanoke Public Transit Authority
  • Win Bridgers- NCDOT Division 1 Engineer
  • Brooks Braswell- Alternate, NCDOT Division 1 District Engineer
  • Keith Eason- NCDOT Division 4 Engineer
  • Jennifer Collins- NCDOT Division 4 CDE
  • James Salmons- Alternate, NCDOT Division 4 Planning Engineer
  • Natasha Henderson- NCDOT TPD Transportation Engineer II

TAC and TCC meet jointly on the third Thursday in the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November at alternating locations within the region or as matters arise that require action.  Please click here for the meeting schedule for 2023.