Transportation planning agency looking for members

The Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is looking for members. CAMPO is the transportation planning agency for Columbus and Bartholomew County. Laura Thayer, CAMPO director, says the group is currently reorganizing its Citizens Advisory Committee and would like to hear from residents interested in serving as members. She explains that this committee represents the formal means for providing CAMPO’s Policy Board, the agency’s decision-making body, with input on transportation planning matters.

Thayer says that the Policy Board’s goal is to insure that a diverse group of transportation users and interests are represented on the committee. These include: bicyclists, bus riders, walkers, motorists, freight shippers, people with disabilities, businesses, community organizations, neighborhood organizations and others. She adds that a committee of Board members and Planning Department staff will select CAC members from those who express an interest.

Bartholomew County residents who would like to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee are invited to fill out an application, which can be found on the city’s website at For those needing an application mailed to them, you are asked to contact the Planning Department at (812) 376-2550. Completed applications must be submitted by September 2.