Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is composed of elected officials from Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, and Stokes Counties; the City of Winston-Salem; and the other MPO municipalities; non-elected officials from the City-County Planning Board, Winston-Salem Transit Authority, Smith Reynolds Airport Authority, the Federal Highway Administration and the NCDOT. The TAC serves as a forum for cooperative transportation planning and decision-making for the MPO. The TAC has the responsibility for keeping the governing boards informed of the status and requirements of the transportation planning process; assisting in the dissemination and clarification of decisions, inclinations and policies of the governing boards; and ensuring meaningful citizen participation in the transportation planning process.

Please use the links below to view meeting agenda and meeting minutes:

For more information, you may contact:

Margaret Bessette
TAC/TCC Secretary
Assistant Director
City/County Planning Board
(336) 727-2087
fax (336) 748-3163


Meeting Information

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) meet bimonthly on the third Thursday or on an as-needed basis. All TAC meetings are held in the Winston-Salem Public Meeting Room, 5th Floor, Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building.

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting dates for 2014 are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 16
  • Thursday, February 20
  • Thursday, March 20
  • Tuesday, May 27
  • Thursday, July 17
  • Thursday, September 18
  • Thursday, November 20

Proposed Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting dates for 2015 are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 15
  • Thursday, February 19
  • Thursday, March 19
  • Thursday, May 21
  • Thursday, July 16
  • Thursday, September 17
  • Thursday, November 19

TAC Membership


  • Larry T. Williams, TAC Chairman • Mayor, Town of Rural Hall
  • Dan Besse, TAC Vice-Chairman • Council Member, City of Winston-Salem
  • Jake Alexander • Member, NCDOT Board of Transportation
  • Leon Inman • Commissioner, Stokes County
  • Allen Joines • Mayor, City of Winston-Salem
  • Walter Marshall • Commissioner, Forsyth County
  • Billy W. McHone • Mayor, Village of Tobaccoville
  • Randy Mendenhall • Council Member, Town of Walkertown
  • Nick Nelson • Mayor, Village of Clemmons
  • Dan Pugh • Mayor, Town of Lewisville
  • Terry N. Renegar • Commissioner, Davie County
  • Kenneth A. Rethmeier, DrPH • Mayor, Town of Bermuda Run
  • Brent Rockett • Commissioner, Town of Bethania
  • Tracey Shifflette • Alderman, Town of Kernersville
  • Regina StreedBoard Member, Winston-Salem Transit Authority
  • James T. Taylor, Jr. • Council Member, City of Winston-Salem
  • Allen Todd • Mayor, Town of Wallburg
  • Bill Whiteheart • Commissioner, Forsyth County
  • Norman Wilkes • Mayor, Town of Midway
  • Todd Yates • Commissioner, Davidson County

Alternate Members

  • Mark Baker • Commissioner, Forsyth County
  • Robert Clark • Council Member, City of Winston-Salem
  • Keith Hooker • Alderman, Town of Kernersville
  • Mike HornCouncil Member, Town of Lewisville
  • Steve Jarvis • Commissioner, Davidson County
  • Mark Jones • Commissioner, Davie County
  • Myron W. Marion • Mayor Pro Tem, Village of Tobaccoville
  • Walter MarshallCommissioner, Forsyth County
  • Derwin L. Montgomery • Council Member, City of Winston-Salem
  • Robin S. Moon • Council Member, Town of Midway
  • Mike Rogers • Mayor Pro Tem, Village of Clemmons

Advisory Non-Voting Members

  • Margaret Bessette, TAC Secretary • Assistant Director, City-County Planning Board
  • Arnold King • Chairman, City-County Planning Board
  • Tom McKim • Chairman, Forsyth County Airport Commission
  • John F. Sullivan, III • Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration

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