Friday, November 17, 2006
Mayor Kaplan Receives National Award
The Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO) conducted its 2006 Annual Conference, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. There are about 480 MPO organizations that exist throughout the United States by federal law, representing urbanized areas, to address short and long term transportation planning.
At this year's Awards Presentation for Leadership in Transportation Planning, Mayor Richard J. Kaplan received the award for Elected Officials. Noted was his work as Chair of the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization http://www.broward.org/mpo/, Chair of the Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Committee (FL MPOAC) http://www.mpoac.org/, as a member of the Board of Directors of AMPO (2001-2006) including serving as its President 2003-2004, and one of the creators/founding members and first chair of the Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC).
More information, including other award winners are available at: http://www.ampo.org/awards/index.php