Committees

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

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Technical 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 August 26, 2021)

  • Tammy Lee- Chair, Bertie County
  • Charles R. Tyner- Vice Chair, Northampton County
  • Geneva Riddick-Faulkner- Alternate, Northampton County
  • Vernon Bryant, Halifax County
  • Linda Brewer- Alternate, Halifax County
  • Vacant- Roanoke Rapids Member
  • Andre Lassiter, Hertford County
  • John D. Horton- Alternate, Hertford County
  • Hal Thomas, Murfreesboro
  • James Peele, Powellsville
  • Douglas Moran, NCDOT Div 1 BOT
  • Melvin Mitchell, NCDOT Div 4 BOT

Technical Advisory Committee (TCC)

The Technical Advisory 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 August 26, 2021)

  • Allen Castelloe- Chair, Windsor
  • Tony Brown- Vice Chair, Halifax County Manager
  • Juan Vaughan, Bertie County Manager
  • Steve Biggs, Bertie County EDC
  • Traci White, Bertie County Planning
  • David Cotton, Hertford County Manager
  • Kelly Bowers, Herford County EDC
  • Charles Freeman, Ahoskie
  • Carl Pierce- Alternate, Winton
  • Sara Turner, Herford County GIS & Planning
  • Chris Rountree, Halifax County Planning
  • Dia Denton- Alternate, Halifax Deputy Manager
  • Cathy Scott, Halifax County EDC
  • Kelly Traynham, Interim City Manager Roanoke Rapids
  • Vacant- Northampton County Manager
  • Carl Schumpert, Northampton EDC
  • Vacant- Northampton County Municipal Rep
  • William Flynn, Northampton County Planning
  • Pam Perry, Choanoke Public Transit Authority
  • Sterling Baker, NCDOT Division 1
  • Kevin Bowen, NCDOT Division 4
  • Liam Hogan-Rivera NCDOT TPD

TAC and TCC meeting 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 2021.