Bradford County Commissioner Daniel Riddick, Chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council welcomed Roosevelt Petithomme, the District Local Program Administrator for Florida Department of Transportation District 2 to the Thursday, March 24 meeting of the Council held in Lake City.
Also in attendance were Madison County Commissioner Rick Davis, City of Madison Mayor James Catron, Madison County Coordinator Allen Cherry, and City of Madison Manager Tim Bennett. Mr. Pettihomme’s remarks provided Council members with an update concerning the Local Agency Program for District 2. The program affords counties and cities the opportunity to manage transportation construction projects funded by the Department.
The Council, whose members are local elected officials and gubernatorial appointees, administers a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Marion, Suwannee, Taylor and Union Counties. Programs include development of the Strategic Regional Policy Plan, technical assistance to local governments in development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management, and administration of developments of regional impact, local mitigation strategies, hazardous materials, homeland security and economic development programs. In addition, the Council staffs the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gainesville Urbanized Area, the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee, the North Central Florida Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team and The Original FloridaTourism Task Force.
The Council's offices are located in Gainesville. More information about the Council can be found at ncfrpc.org.